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Conor McGregor hails former bitter rival Jose Aldo as Brazilian rolls again the years in UFC 265 conflict with Pedro Munhoz

CONOR MCGREGOR was stuffed with reward for Jose Aldo after seeing his previous rival get the higher of Pedro Munhoz.

Fan favorite Aldo locked horns together with his fellow Brazilian early this morning within the co-main occasion of UFC 265 in Houston, Texas.


Jose Aldo placed on a classic efficiency in his UFC 265 conflict with countryman Pedro MunhozCredit: Reuters


The Brazilian cracks Munhoz’s lead leg with a nasty calf kickCredit: Getty


Aldo’s stellar efficiency drew reward from former rival Conor McGregorCredit: TWITTER

The 2-time featherweight champion placed on a hanging clinic in opposition to The Younger Punisher to earn a powerful unanimous resolution victory, which McGregor could not assist however touch upon.

After seeing Aldo have his hand raised, The Infamous tweeted: “Jose Aldo is an actual legend.”

McGregor, in fact, ended Aldo’s legendary reign as featherweight champion six years in the past in the primary occasion of UFC 194.

A swift counter left and some hammer-fists introduced concerning the finish of Aldo’s decade of dominance within the division and catapulted McGregor to superstardom.

The build-up to McGregor and Aldo’s featherweight unification bout was something however cordial, with the previous taunting the long run hall-of-famer for months on finish.

However McGregor has been largely respectful in the direction of the MMA nice ever since their 13-second bout.

After seeing Aldo get again within the win column in opposition to Jeremy Stephens in July 2018, he stated: “I’m so glad for him.

Jose Aldo is an actual legend.

Conor McGregor’s response to Jose Aldo beating Pedro Munhoz

“Actually, really glad to see the enjoyment he had after it.”

Aldo, 34, just lately tipped McGregor to get well from his leg break and recapture the shape that turned him into a worldwide phenom.

He advised MMA Combating: “I believe he can [get back to fighting at a high level].

“I by no means doubt the champions, the thoughts and willpower of the champions.

“He has dominating earlier than and was the light-weight and featherweight champion.

“It’s all as much as him. If he desires to come back again at a excessive stage, he can do it.”

Aldo is now plotting his path to a second crack at bantamweight gold following consecutive wins over Marlon Vera and countryman Munhoz.

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And the King of Rio has set his sights on a conflict with former 135lb king TJ Dillashaw, who returned from a two-year suspension final month.

He advised ESPN: “I am fascinated about [fighting again] in December. I actually wish to [fight again] this yr.

“And TJ Dillashaw, we actually wish to struggle him. I believe it’s going to be a fantastic struggle and we’re each prepared for it.”

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