The former featherweight champion Jose Aldo back in the winning column after TKO’ing the dangerous Jeremy Stephens at UFC on Fox 30 last weekend.
The victory gave Aldo’s supposedly fading career a much-needed boost after back to back losses to current champion Max Holloway.
Jose Aldo was previously the only man to have held the UFC featherweight title and hadn’t lost in a decade. But Mcgregor is the man who ended Aldo’s first reign atop of the 145lbs division with 13-second KO victory on Dec. 12, 2015.
Both fighters did dozens of interviews, months of hype buildup, filled with tense moments, Countless words have been exchanged, traveled worldwide on a press tour that seemed to go on forever but the meeting ended in just 13 seconds in the Octagon.
Despite the pre-fight disagreements, Mcgregor expressed his happiness on Brazilian gets back to winning ways. (Via MMAJunkie)
“I was so happy for him,” McGregor said. “Honestly, truly happy to see the joy he had after it. It’s a crazy business, and I know he’s gone through a lot of stuff. So to see him come back with that great finish, I was very happy for him and his coach, Andre Pederneiras. The whole of Ireland was happy for Jose Aldo that night.”
After competing professionally for over 14 years in MMA, Aldo said last week that his combat career is nearing its end as he has only three fights left after a recent Octagon meeting with Stephens.
With Mcgregor recently said his octagon return is almost close as there are ongoing negotiations for a title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov possibly for UFC 229 on October 6.