Jose Aldo finally got what he wanted and is now the undisputed featherweight champion of the world. And he did not even have to get into the Octagon with former two-division champ Conor McGregor. Let alone, even throw a punch.
It was all thanks to an unfortunate injury, which put Daniel Cormier on the sidelines, and elevated the co-main event between Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis a title fight higher. Obviously, the former two-division champion is upset with the UFC’s decision.
“Conor McGregor has been saying time and time again ‘I want to sit down and talk with the new owners’,” shared MMA Hour’s Ariel Helwani. “They have yet to do that as of today, and so they announce that Conor McGregor has ‘relinquished’ his belt. He never agreed to that. All they have done is empowered him more than ever before. He has turned into a sympathetic figure.”
Helwai also emphasized that the lack of noise from team McGregor’s end also signifies how upset the UFC star is.
“The fact he hasn’t said anything since is the perfect move in my opinion,” Helwani said. “Because his silence is deafening right now. He is telling you, by not saying anything, that he is very upset.”
Meanwhile, Jose Aldo is basking in the glory of his crown poking fun at the Irishman.
Jose Aldo calls out former two-division champ Conor McGregor
“To me, I never stopped being the champion,” Aldo told UFC.com. “I lost that fight because of an accident. I knew that I would win a rematch, that I would be champion again.”
The current featherweight champion has even called out the Notorious to meet him at lightweight where McGregor stands as champion at 155 pounds.
“It’s not my fault that he’s such a p***y. He was never the champion,” claimed Aldo. “I don’t see myself losing to anyone in this division or any other. First, I want to defend my title, and then go after a fight with him.”
But let’s see what former two-division champ Conor McGregor will have to say first.
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