UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor suffered a tenth round TKO loss to the now retired Floyd Mayweather in “The Money Fight.”
Former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo is a longtime adversary of McGregor and in the end, the Brazilian says McGregor didn’t even get a moral victory in the super fight.
“Of course not,” Aldo said at a media event. “Moral? First of all, you try to prove that with someone who’s almost 41, who’s been away (from the sport). Of course, it was a money fight. A moral victory would have been taking on an active boxer, a champion, and then fought him. And then you’d see how he would barely last a round. Because it’s an entirely different sport. We need to put ourselves in our places. I’m an MMA athlete. I can’t go tomorrow and say I’m going to do muay Thai in Thailand with a Thai fighter, because I can punch and kick well. There’s no way. Each one in their places. I respect martial arts, so I put myself in my place. I don’t see a moral victory.”
Aldo and McGregor met for the UFC Featherweight Title at UFC 194, which is where McGregor slept the Brazilian in just 13 seconds.
The Brazilian star even admits that he didn’t watch the fight because his passing lies with professional football.
“First of all, I didn’t even watch the fight,” Aldo said. “I was at a football game. It’s a No. 1 sport for me. I’m very passionate about it – Rams and Chargers. So I didn’t even watch the fight. I don’t know. I have people who take care of my social media. I can’t even talk about what happened, because I didn’t watch the fight. I talked about it a lot. I was surrounded by boxers where I was, and they talked about the fight. But I didn’t watch it myself.”
Despite his disdain for McGregor’s attempt at boxing, the former featherweight champion’s coach recently stated that he may try boxing after his UFC contract is complete.