Jose Aldo delar med sig av sina åsikter om hans förlust mot Conor McGregor.
Jose Aldo var UFCs första och enda fjäderviktsmästare fram till att han mötte Conor McGregor på UFC 194. Matchen var förra årets mest omtalade match som tog slut redan efter 13 sekunder då McGregor knockade Aldo.
McGregor är bokad för en titelmatch i lättvikt mot mästaren Rafael Dos Anjos. Vad som kommer hända Aldo i UFC är fortfarande oklart. Aldo har däremot börjat med andra affärsidéer då han igår öppnade en hamburgerrestaurang i Rio de Janeiro. Under invigningen av hans verksamhet berättade Aldo om sitt möte med McGregor:
”I think it’s normal (that McGregor was respectful after the fight). Everybody expected that. Like I said, I don’t care, I think about myself and those who I represent. I couldn’t care less what he says or doesn’t say.”
”The fight was one punch only. My punch barely hit but cut him. Imagine if it connected completely, it would have ripped his head off. But he had the merit to connect a good punch and end the fight.”
Aldo fick mycket kritik om hur han fightades mot McGregor. Kritikerna påstod att Aldo var för aggressiv och känslosam, något han själv avfärdar:
”Everybody said I rushed when I decided to attack him, that I never did that before. But I already won in seven seconds before, how did I rush now?”
”I went to do something traditional in a fight between a right-handed and a southpaw. I threw a hand in his chest and a cross on top. He had done two attacks before and I went for a normal attack. He had the merit to land a good punch, but I didn’t rush anything or was angry.”
”Everybody said I was too angry. Angry about what? I’m always cool in there. I go in there to do what I trained. I trained that. I threw a hand in his chest and then a cross. I thought about throwing a kick earlier but I thought no, he prepared something for the kick, for sure.”
”I threw a boxing combination, which is normal for those who understand about fighting. He managed to get out and connect a good punch that caught me off base and finished the fight.”
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