After his dreams were realized and his prediction astonishingly once again came true, Conor McGregor was on top of the world. However, there was a moment for Conor McGregor after his 13-second knockout of former pound-for-pound king Jose Aldo where he said he felt sorry for the former featherweight champion (transcribed by Sherdog):
“What I said was, ‘Look we can go again.’ Although it’s a nice feeling to get that knockout, it’s kind of not nice because you can see what’s happening around,” McGregor said. “You don’t want to see the only champion in the company’s history going out like that. I had a little moment where I felt sorry for Jose.
“It’s been a long road, and I appreciate that he showed up here and made the journey. Because I have no doubt there were options to pull [out] like the last time. This time he stuck around. I just said we can do it again, but he was off in his own world, I believe. They are probably still resentful and bitter towards it. Like I said: Winners focus on winning, losers focus on winners.”
While some have deemed an immediate rematch necessary, it all depends on Conor McGregor and where his next biggest fight is. Whether it be at lightweight for the title or perhaps against Frankie Edgar at featherweight, we will all wait to see what “Mystic Mac” sees in his future.