UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo lost his title and was promptly knocked out by Conor McGregor in just 13 seconds at UFC 194.
According to longtime UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, that loss has permanently tarnished the legacy of Aldo.
“Aldo’s legacy and his reign is always gonna be tarnished by that 13 seconds against McGregor. Which is so crazy because you take away that fight and he’s got one brutal war with Chad Mendes where he got rocked and stunned, which is a tough fight - the second one - great fight. And those are the only hard moments he’s had inside the octagon other than maybe round five against Ricardo Lamas. Lamas had him down and was doing a little bit of ground and pound in the fifth round and that was Aldo was too drained making that weight, but he’s smaller now. He generally looks smaller. He definitely chose to slim down because he was having unbelievably brutal weight cuts early in his career. He was just too big for the weight class so he just chose to slim his body down,” Rogan said on The Joe Rogan Experience.
Aldo has since recovered from that defeat and won the UFC Interim Featherweight Title when he defeated former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 200. The interim championship would later turn into an undisputed championship after McGregor was stripped of the UFC Featherweight Title by UFC officials.
The Brazilian also recently admitted that a rematch with McGregor would most likely never take place.
UFC 213 takes place on Saturday, June 3 from the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil with Jose Aldo and Max Holloway headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.