“It Was on Purpose”- Georges St-Pierre Reveals the Secret of How Conor McGregor Was Able to Demolish José Aldo in 13 Seconds

Published 02/04/2022, 2:38 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – DECEMBER 12: (R-L) Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Jose Aldo of Brazil in their UFC featherweight championship bout during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC legend Georges St-Pierre is a renowned voice in the combat sports world. The Hall of Famer revealed the one mistake that cost featherweight kingpin, José Aldo, his belt against Conor McGregor.

While in a conversation with scientist Lex Fridman on his podcast, the former UFC welterweight and middleweight kingpin revealed what he believes is one of the greatest tactics in MMA-trash talking. However, claims need proof and to cement his claim, ‘GSP‘ took the example of ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor.

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“I believe another example of emotion that leads to failure is José Aldo against Conor McGregor,” St-Pierre told Fridman.

“I think it was on purpose that Conor McGregor did this. Try to bait Aldo to become over-aggressive. To open himself because he’s an excellent counter puncher. That’s what I believe… And made a mistake,” he continued.

Aldo, who stood undefeated for over a decade, was not an easy opponent as he entered every fight as a dominant champion. However, McGregor played his mind games with Aldo, ensuring that a tense featherweight who was afraid of losing entered the cage.

Conor McGregor dethroned ‘Junior’ in just 13 seconds and became an instant superstar. That lightning-quick finish at UFC 194 paved the way for the fame that he enjoys now.

Conor McGregor respects José Aldo

Leading up to their fight in 2015, there were no stones left unturned by Conor McGregor to make a mockery out of ‘Junior’. However, times have changed now and so have McGregor and Aldo (31-7).

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Now, the Irishman has nothing but respect for the warrior that Aldo is and said so after the Brazilian beat Pedro Munhoz.

“Good to see Aldo had a good win the other week. Very happy to see that… Oh man, I tell you what, what a warrior. What a warrior that man is. It was an honor to share the octagon with him. I would love him to do it again.” 

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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