WATCH: Jose Aldo's Corner's Unbelievable Reaction To 13 Second KO (Video)
December 13, 2015
As superhuman as fighters and their camps can be considering the industry they partake in, it’s sometimes hard to forget that these warriors and their handlers are human too, with raw human emotion. That’s why seeing this short clip below of Jose Aldo’s corner after he was shockingly KO’d in 13 seconds by the new UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is so stunning to watch.
UFC fans were in shock, and so was Aldo’s corner. Their look of pure disbelief and shock, shows how much people truly invest in combat sports, and how emotionally taxing it can be.
Last night, McGregor’s 13 second KO became the fastest finish to a championship fight in UFC history, and completely shocked the world. McGregor became only the 2nd featherweight champion in UFC history and became the first person to beat Aldo in nearly a decade. You can see why Aldo’s corner reacted how they did-the manner in which McGregor beat Aldo-a picture perfect left hand to the chin seconds into the fight-is the type of finish that will be talked about for years to come. See below.
While McGregor was his typical loose and outrageous self, Aldo seemed stoic and out of focus from the second the fight started. McGregor, a master of psychological warfare, was clearly in Aldo’s head from day one of their fight promotion, and was extremely jovial after the fight.
“If I say it’s gonna happen, it happens,” McGregor further said following the fight. “Nobody can take my left-hand shot…If you can see it, hear it and have the courage enough to speak it, it will happen…When you fall into a shot like that, you go to sleep. With the correct timing the human chin can’t take it – I said one round. He was the pound-for-pound No. 1 fighter on the roster, undefeated for 10 years, the only company’s only Featherweight champion. Who comes in and predicts one-round KOs? I did and I did it.”
Aldo, on the other hand, was a relatively poor sport after the fight, and claimed that it was “not really a fight” and demanded an immediate rematch, even if his performance didn’t exactly warrant one.
‘I think we need the rematch, that was really not a fight,’ Aldo told UFC commentator Joe Rogan after the fight. “He threw a left cross which I wasn’t expecting.” Rogan’s response? “It was a fight…it just didn’t last very long.”
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