Thursday 22 March 2018

'He looked like a kid getting slapped' - Jose Aldo continues war of words with Conor McGregor

If Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor meet at UFC 200, they will both come into the fight on the back of defeats
If Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor meet at UFC 200, they will both come into the fight on the back of defeats

Jose Aldo is continuing to taunt Conor McGregor following the Dubliner's first ever defeat in the UFC against Nate Diaz at the MGM Grand on Saturday.

No sooner had McGregor tapped out, Aldo took to Twitter to call the Crumlin brawler a 'p***y' and to look for a meeting at UFC 200 later this year.

The Brazilian surrendered his UFC featherweight title to McGregor in spectacular fashion in December when the Irishman sent him sprawling to the canvas with a left cross just 13 seconds into the fight.

A vanquished McGregor, who was choked out with a minute to go in the second round, seemed keen on the bout during his post-fight press conference where he slammed Aldo for celebrating another man's defeat.

He went one further on Facebook last night by firing back at Aldo, the man he knocked out at UFC 194, as well as Dos Anjos who pulled out of the UFC 196 event after suffering a broken foot two weeks before the fight.

“Thank you to the true support and f*** the hate that came out of the woodwork,” McGregor added. “I love it all. It’s still steak for breakfast.

“I've been here many times in my life in some form or another. I'll eat it all and come back stronger.

“Aldo you are a p****. Dos Anjos you are a p****. When the history books are written, I showed up. You showed up on Twitter.”

In his latest interview, with Sportv, Aldo said on television that Conor McGregor was getting slapped like a kid in the Octagon.

"I don't really care. I didn't celebrate when he lost. It means nothing to me, they are two fighters constantly cursing at each other. People cheered, I'm happy for that. I think it was a moment of joy for Brazilians. He was slapped in the face. He looked like a kid getting slapped," he said.

"Some fighters have a lot of power, others don't. He has soap hands.

"Of course anybody will go down with a punch to the chin. Even if a little kid hits you. He has soap hands. He is always punching and nobody ever felt his punches. With me, they put a skateboard there for me to slip."

Aldo also questioned McGregor's bottle, he added: "He couldn't take it anymore. He wanted out. He's a wuss. He fell down and quit right away."

Online Editors

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport