The fairytale is over and Conor McGregor is probably woke up with a sore head and some dented pride today.
The UFC superstar lost his first UFC bout in Las Vegas last night to Nate Diaz, with Diaz employing a vicious choke hold to defeat the Irishman in front of thousands of shell-shocked McGregor supporters.
And the dust had barely settled on the bout when a former McGregor foe, Jose Aldo jr., was already seizing an opportunity to kick his rival when he was down.
McGregor defeated Aldo after just 13 seconds in December to claim the UFC featherweight belt, but now the Brazilian wants it back:
— Jose Aldo Junior (@josealdojunior) March 6, 2016
But the opportunistic message didn’t bother McGregor too much, and he quickly hit back at Aldo.
Speaking after his first defeat, via Yahoo.com, he said: “He’s celebrating another man’s victory.
“That’s the sign of a loser. “That’s the sign of a runner-up. That’s not the sign of a champion.
“It’s hard not to give [Jose] Aldo another go. He was 10 years undefeated. But again, he pulls out a lot; he doesn’t show up. Frankie [Edgar] at least gets in there and competes. I don’t know.”
Did you stay up to watch McGregor’s defeat? What did you make of it? And would a re-match against Aldo be the best next step?