After all of that, he turned around and beat him once again and has shown nothing but incredible respect.
Now, McGregor is on to bigger and better things, having earned quite a payday in a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather.
In a rematch of a June fight at UFC 212, which he lost by third-round TKO, Aldo was against stopped by Holloway's strikes in the third round of the UFC 218 headliner, which took place at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. "You know, it's funny".
Holloway's eight knockdowns landed in the featherweight competition is the most in divisional history. He said, 'Maybe I got to do it outside and just suck it up, ' " Holloway said.
However, of all the media coverage of McGregor over the last four years, last weekend was the first time that the 29-year-old has really fired back at a mainstream news outlet. He seemingly couldn't miss with the right hand and the sheer speed that Holloway possesses was a joy to watch. While it's not as sexy a contest as it promised to be when it was being targeted as UFC 163's headliner, it would make a ton of sense for this match-up to be Aldo's introduction to the 155lbs division.
As for Aldo, there's no shame in losing to Holloway and McGregor. As the round wore on, Holloway stepped it up and began to pour on pressure, as he saw Aldo visibly wilting under it. If you watched his body language in certain clips that have also since been removed, you can see as he remembers he's putting on a show for his viewers and gets back to the charade. "I don't know if the two of them are in the UFC anymore", he said. "That's the kind of person he is".
"Miss the sunglasses? I bet you also miss 2015 brother".
His 12-fight winning streak has only been topped by St-Pierre, Johnson, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva - all legends of the sport. I'm sitting pretty. I'm hungry and if they want the fight that's the fight the UFC makes.
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