Jose Aldo sends classy message to Conor McGregor after retirement announcement
After everything that happened between them, Jose Aldo deserves plenty of praise for his classy retirement message to Conor McGregor.
It's widely accepted that McGregor's trash talk played a significant role in the most famous knockout of his career, as he got into Aldo's head to the point that the Brazilian came out overly aggressive in the main event of UFC 194.
Aldo's reign as featherweight king came to an end just 13 seconds into his grudge match with 'The Notorious', although McGregor wants the official time of the stoppage changed.
McGregor has been quite active on social media since he unexpectedly announced his intent to hang up his gloves in a tweet last week.
It was 12!
Look at this gif closely everyone and watch the clock.
Referee Big John steps in at 4.48 seconds of the very first round.
That’s 12 seconds!
I demand it corrected before anymore talks commence.
And yes that’s right,
I smoked that boy in a gif.
Now pass me my whiskey. https://t.co/AlK5t91gJJ
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 30, 2019
While some are sceptical about McGregor's retirement, Aldo has taken the time to congratulate his former rival on his accomplishments in the Octagon.
"What he did for the sport and what he won. If I fight Floyd Mayweather and make 80 million dollars, the UFC would never see me again too," Aldo told Portal do Vale Tudo (as transcribed MMAMania). "Do you really think I would train multiple martial arts three times a day?
"He had a brilliant career, he was a great fighter and if he really is retiring, I congratulate him for all he did in the sport."
Aldo is currently scheduled to fight Alex Volkanovski in the UFC 237 co-main event, although he has admitted that a knee infection means he is still unsure if he will be able to compete in Rio de Janeiro next month.