Last weekend, in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 30 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo rebounded from back-to-back losses with a first-round TKO win over the dangerous Jeremy Stephens.
It was incredibly emotional win for Jose Aldo, and a feel-good moment for his legions of fans. Apparently, it was also a feel good moment for Conor McGregor, one of Aldo’s fiercest rivals, and the man who ended his legendary title reign.
“I’m so happy for him,” McGregor said in an interview with TMZ this week. “To see the joy he had after [the win]… It’s a crazy business and I know he’s gone through a lot of stuff, so to see him come back with that great finish, I was very happy for him and his coach Andre Pederneiras. The whole of Ireland was happy for Jose Aldo that night.”
With his win over Stephens, Jose Aldo rebounded from consecutive stoppage losses to reigning UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway. While he’s in a bit of a tough spot so long as Holloway is champion, Aldo is still one of the best featherweights in the world.
What do you think of Conor McGregor’s reaction to Jose Aldo’s big win over Jeremy Stephens at UFC on Fox 30?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/31/2018.