WATCH: What Conor McGregor Said to Aldo After Knocking Him Out
Ask any fan of mixed martial arts what the biggest fight of the last two years has been, and they will undoubtedly tell you it involved Conor McGregor. Diaz vs McGregor I and II, McGregor vs Alvarez and McGregor vs Aldo have all rated extremely highly, raking in huge pay per view numbers and pushing the Irishman into superstar status. His bout with then-featherweight champion Jose Aldo saw the two athletes go on two grueling world tours to promote the fight after Aldo pulled out of their scheduled UFC 189 clash due to injury. Fans waited with bated breath, at times believing the fight might never happen.
Finally, the two met to square off in the cage at UFC 194 in December of 2015, and it looked like fans would finally get what they wanted. In the end, the fight was extremely short lived, with McGregor destroying his Brazilian adversary in just 13 seconds with a huge left hook. McGregor went on to say that he would happily give Aldo, who had been lauded as the pound for pound best athlete in the UFC, a rematch.
Audio has emerged recently of McGregor telling Aldo that he would fight him again as the two wait for Bruce Buffer to read off the official announcement following Aldo’s knockout at UFC 194.
“I’m sorry, brother. I’m sorry,’ says McGregor. ‘We’ll go again. We’ll go again. Again. Again.”
The clip below is a true testament to the respect McGregor held deep down for his opponent, who had previously been undefeated for over ten years before he faced McGregor.
The likelihood of a rematch between the two has started to fade with McGregor’s newfound crown as lightweight champion after defeating Eddie Alvarez, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream, especially when the two world tours they went on were almost as exciting as the fight itself!
Check out the clip of McGregor consoling Aldo after knocking him out at UFC 194 below and let us know what you think: