It was only three years ago that Conor McGregor shocked the mixed martial arts world by scoring a thirteen second knockout victory over Jose Aldo.
“Mystic Mac” and the Brazilian legend squared off in the main event of UF 194 in December of 2015 to unify the promotions featherweight titles.
McGregor, who entered that contest as the promotions interim champ, sent Aldo crashing to the canvas just moments after the opening bell and promptly finished Aldo off with some hammer fists.
Conor McGregor reflected on the historic win yesterday via his official Instagram page.
“3 years ago today I unified the 145lb titles. I named these final blows “coffin nails”. See you in 2019!”
Following his jaw dropping defeat of Jose Aldo at UFC 194, Conor McGregor has since competed four times inside the octagon, going 2-2 in those contests.
Unfortunately for McGregor fans, the Irish star came up short in his effort to dethrone “The Eagle”, ultimately losing by way of fourth-round submission.
Despite the humbling loss, Conor McGregor remains eager to score a rematch with his bitter Russian rival.
However, before “Mystic Mac” or “The Eagle” can return to the cage, they need to receive their punishments from the Nevada State Athletic Commission – who are busy investigating the pairs now infamous post-fight brawl at UFC 229.
If UFC President Dana White has his way, Conor McGregor will return to rematch Dustin Poirier in early 2019.
Meanwhile, former UFC featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo is coming off a first-round TKO victory over Jeremy Stephens in his most recent octagon appearance at UFC on FOX 30 in Calgary this past July.
Like McGregor, Aldo has put together a 2-2 record since his historic clash with “Mystic Mac” at UFC 194.
Jose Aldo will return to fight Renato Moicano on February 2 at UFC Fight Night 144 in Brazil.