Jose Aldo is the only featherweight champion in the history of the UFC, and is currently riding an 18 fight win streak that has seen him defend the UFC featherweight championship 7 times over the course of the last 4 years.
With that being said it may come as a surprise to many that Aldo is the underdog in his UFC 194 fight against Conor McGregor this Saturday.
Ahead of the fight, fighters spoke to MMAFighting to discuss why they are so shocked by Aldo being the underdog.
Tony Ferguson says that
“It would piss me off. It would. I would be pissed. If I was Jose Aldo, I would be pissed. But I would channel it. And I know he’s going to channel it, because he’s a champion. He’s a gamer like that. And when you’ve been in this division for so long, you have to stay on top of it.”
Fellow featherweight Max Holloway admitted that he was still in shock that Aldo is somehow the underdog going into the fight.
“My mind is blown. I don’t know. I was tripping out when I saw that (Aldo was the underdog). I think he deserves a little more respect. A lot of people have been saying that this is the most focus they’ve seen in Aldo in a while, so I think we might see that scary Aldo who was in the WEC days, and I can’t wait to watch it.”
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