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21st Jan 2016

Jose Aldo is still really cut up about knockout loss to Conor McGregor

Bitter pill

Ben Kiely

It may take Jose Aldo a long time to get over UFC 194.

After months of being verbally hammered by the Notorious in the build-up to the fight, Aldo finally got his chance to use his fists as an outlet for his rage and punish the challenger.

Unfortunately for the Brazilian, he landed just one punch during the bout, and that hit home after McGregor’s Celtic cross had him out on his feet and hurtling towards the canvas.

McGregor KO Aldo

In a recent interview with Combate, the former UFC featherweight champion opened up about the 13-second knockout loss to McGregor. It’s pretty clear from his comments that he’s still devastated about his first ever defeat in the division coming to the acerbic-tongued Irishman.

“That was the thing that hurt he most, for sure. Everyone who knows me, my family, my friends at the gym, they knew that I always said I would lose one day and I would accept my defeat, but not to that guy, because of the proportion things took. It hurt more because of that.”

“I could have lost to Frankie Edgar or Chad Mendes who I fought really hard against, or any other athlete, really. I was disappointed in myself, I couldn’t lose that day.”

Even though he admits he was extremely disappointed about the loss, Aldo remains confident he will get his rematch and the outcome will be very different.

“I have one thing in my mind. He’ll be here a while and I work for the UFC, we have a contract. The world will keep turning and sooner or later he will be in front of me again and then I’ll run over him.”