If you watch closely after Conor McGregor KO’d Jose Aldo at UFC 194, right before Bruce Buffer announced the winner, McGregor leaned over towards Aldo and told him something. Aldo just sort of looked at him and nodded, as he was obviously still a little rattled.
At the post fight press conference, McGregor was asked what he said to Aldo in that moment and he said that he just told him, ‘Look we can go again.’
Still, fans were curious to know exactly what was said in that moment and the third man in the octagon, referee Big John McCarthy, seemed to have confirmed exactly what was said between the two.
During a fan Q&A on Twitter, McCarthy answered a fan who asked about that moment in the cage.
Here’s what the big man had to say:
— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) December 13, 2015
So there you have it. McGregor was at least humble and respectful towards the former champion, after putting his lights out.
The rematch though still hasn’t happened. Since the Dec. 2015 fight, McGregor split a pair of fights against Nate Diaz and beat Eddie Alvarez to win the lightweight and become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles at the same time. The UFC ended up stripping McGregor of the featherweight title.
Aldo defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 to become the interim 145-pound champion. When the UFC took the belt away from McGregor and promoted Aldo to undisputed champion.
Will “Notorious” and “Scarface” battle again? If so, at what weight class?