UFC reigning lightweight champion Conor McGregor who returns to cage recently not to defending his belt or competing in a super fight of any kind, Notorious scaled the fence at Bellator 187 to celebrate the win of his teammate Charlie Ward who’d just dropped John Redmond with a hook that’s how things got loose.
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Notorious had an altercation with referee Marc Goddard in the Octagon and later slapped a Bellator officials. But later he released the statement and apologized for his antics.
But despite his own bitter past with McGregor, one man who took no issue with the Mcgregor’s actions in Dublin earlier this month is former 145-pound featherweight champion, Jose Aldo.
McGregor’s longtime rival Jose Aldo weighed in on the situation and spoke to the reporters during a media day on Monday:
“I haven’t seen the video, but I heard about it,” Aldo said. “I think it’s normal. He’s an emotional guy, and when an Irishman is fighting the Irish people embrace them a lot. I don’t condemn him.
“He didn’t do that for attention; he’s done that before. When we did The Ultimate Fighter, an athlete from his team won, and he went up there and in there, he even tore his pants. He’s really emotional, and I don’t condemn him for what he’s done.”
Jose Aldo, who lost the UFC’s 145-pound title to McGregor in 13 seconds after months of a heated promotion, said the criticism toward the Mcgregor was unfair – stated he, too, has invaded the cage in the past.
“How many times have I invaded the Shooto (cage) when someone close to me is fighting?” Aldo said. “I really go there. The referee talks to me, but I still do it. I think it’s the heat of the moment, but there are bigger things than just the rules.”
As McGregor out of action until further notice, Aldo will have a chance to reclaim his crown while retaliating his loss to Max Holloway now that Frankie Edgar has been out of the scene from the UFC 218 pay-per-view (PPV) in Detroit.