WATCH: Inconsolable Jose Aldo Breaks Down In Tears After Losing To Conor McGregor (Video)
December 14, 2015
Wow is the only reaction after watching the video below. Raw dressing room footage from Saturday night’s UFC 194 fight showed the humanity and extent of heartbreak and devastation that Jose Aldo felt after Conor McGregor knocked him out in 13 seconds and took his featherweight title in the process. Aldo is seen immediately slumping down facing a wall with a towel over his head, completely inconsolable. He is repeatedly comforted by members of his team. See for yourself below. It’s gut wrenching.
To put things in perspective, until Saturday night, Aldo hadn’t lost in over a decade, was the only featherweight champion in UFC history, and was widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
“It still is too hard to digest,” Aldo told Combate the day after his defeat. “We trained hard, did everything right, and the result wasn’t positive. It takes a while for us to digest, but it’s part (of the sport). It’s a sport and we have to accept.”
Aldo also admitted that he’s seen the fight, and remembered his strategy to immediately attack with a combo, creating a counter opportunity for McGregor and that lethal left hand of his.
“So, there wasn’t even a fight, right? Only 13 seconds,” he said. “And I also remember when I came in, how I tried to punch. But, man, it’s hard to say know if it’s (his) success or (my) mistake. It’s a quick decision, and he was able to connect a good punch when I tried a combination.”
Aldo demanded a rematch immediately after the fight, and has spoken to Dana White already.
“We spoke (with Dana White) right after. But I think it’s too soon to talk…Of course, I want a rematch, and I think I have this right. Not only me, but my career speaks for itself.
“It wasn’t this time, but we will come out victorious, for sure,” he added. “It’s a sport, we have to accept. Not only from wins you live your life. That makes us stronger. Way stronger. You can be sure that we will come back stronger, more champion than I was before.”
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