Khabib Nurmagomedov Faces Backlash from UFC Fans for His Recent Comments on UFC Legend Jose Aldo

Published 08/20/2021, 4:58 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Khabib Nurmagomedov interacts with media during the UFC 249 press conference at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)


Ever since retiring from the sport of MMA, Khabib Nurmagomedov spends his time as a coach and an entrepreneur. The ‘eagle’ now owns the Gorilla fighting championship and recently appeared in a press conference for the promotion.     

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Considered by many to be the greatest lightweight of all time, Khabib is one of the most beloved fighters in the world. However, his recent take on Jose Aldo has got MMA fans around the world in an upheaval of sorts.  

A former UFC featherweight champion with a record of 30-7, Jose Aldo is a legend of the sport. Despite suffering a few setbacks in his career at featherweight in recent times, ‘Junior‘ has competed in the bantamweight division and is on a two-fight win streak.  

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Keeping this in mind, Nurmagomedov made the following statement regarding Aldo’s resurgence in the UFC. 

“How is he showing it? He got beat up when he fought. Who’d he fight? He fought Petr, right? A guy wins one fight and everyone talks. When Conor fought Cowboy. He looked like a lion. When he fights stronger opponents, he looks like a scared chicken.” 

According to Nurmagomedov, a fighter cannot have two peaks in his career, which is why he believes Jose Aldo is not a top-level fighter anymore.

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 Although Khabib’s take might have come from a place of concern, Aldo fans seem to have taken the eagle’s comments as a slight.  

 

 

 

 

However, there are a few fans who seem to agree with Khabib on the topic of Aldo not being an elite competitor anymore.

 

 

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Jose Aldo recently picked up a unanimous decision victory against Pedro Munhoz. The former featherweight champion is now in the top five of the division and is hoping to make another run at the title despite his failure to do so against Petr Yan. Only time will tell if Khabib’s assessment regarding the legend is correct.

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What do you think? Will Jose Aldo become a champion once more before retiring? Let us know.

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David Andrew

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David Andrew is an MMA author at EssentiallySports with a background in English Literature from St. Stephens College. Prior to his current role, David, who combines his passion for writing and combat sports, contributed to the MMA divisions at Sportskeeda and The Sportsrush.

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