Jose Aldo — ‘Conor Only Has Irish Fans, Everyone Else Hates Him’

UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo still holds a grudge against UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor.

In Dec. 2015, McGregor knocked Aldo out to win the UFC featherweight title. McGregor also snapped Aldo’s 18-fight win streak and handed Aldo his first UFC loss.

Since then, McGregor has been stripped of the title due to his lack of title defenses, and the belt was awarded to Aldo, who was at the time the interim champion.

“McGregor’s reputation is already bruised. The only ones who like him are the Irish people, None else,” Aldo told Omnisport.

“If you ask in Brazil or in any other country, nobody cheers for him, no one considers him a champion, they always consider him a piece of (expletive).”

Aldo is expected to make his first title defense in his second reign as UFC champion on June 3. At UFC 212, Aldo will fight Interim UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.