‘Jose Aldo Is 100 Times the Fighter You Are and Ever Will Be’- Conor McGregor Roasts Khabib Nurmagomedov on Social Media

Published 08/21/2021, 8:45 PM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 21: Conor McGregor of Ireland interacts with media during the UFC 257 press conference event inside Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 21, 2021 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


UFC lightweight star Conor McGregor took to social media and went after his former rival Khabib Nurmagomedov for his recent comments. ‘The Eagle’ appeared at a press conference and had some rather unsavory things to say about Jose Aldo. Chiefly, Nurmagomedov brought into question Jose Aldo’s motivation to fight these days and considered fighters like Petr Yan to be real champions.

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McGregor didn’t take too kindly to Nurmagomedov’s words his former opponent in Aldo whom he has come to respect over the years. The Irishman blasted Khabib Nurmagomedov for being at a press conference despite being a retired fighter. Moreover, he made sure to put Aldo over Nurmagomedov in the all-time rankings as a champion.

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It’s hard to deny that Jose Aldo isn’t a decorated champion since he’s been on top of the sport for over a decade. In fact, many fans took exception to Nurmagomedov’s comments that were disparaging to Aldo’s overall legacy. McGregor and Aldo have grown to form a mutual respect for each other since their UFC 194 bout and it’s very telling over the years.

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The King of Rio’ has been nothing short of sensational through his career and he continues to push the envelope even today. Chiefly, he’s not been one to rest on his laurels of being a credentialed UFC and WEC champion. The main blemish against his UFC run is unfortunately the manner in which it ended against Conor McGregor in 14 seconds.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Jose Aldo of Brazil in their featherweight championship bout during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The spark KO notwithstanding, Aldo has now reinvented himself at bantamweight despite already fighting for the championship belt. He continues to compete with the very best that the division has to offer and is now a divisional mainstay.

Aldo is sure to be a nightmare match-up for many fighters in the division and he can be a thorn in their side for a championship run. The 36-year-old believes he has a lot to offer and can potentially be a two-division champion at the end of his current run. Only time will tell if that goal comes to fruition, however, his legacy is solidified.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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