Jose Aldo has taken verbal jabs at Conor McGregor on many occasions, but the Brazilian star denies he was behind a mocking tweet that went out, after the lightweight champ was stopped by Floyd Mayweather.
Following McGregor’s tenth round, TKO loss to Mayweather on August 26th, the tweet below appeared on Aldo’s Twitter feed.
— Jose Aldo Junior (@josealdojunior) August 27, 2017
But, while speaking to the media recently in Rio de Janeiro, Aldo had this to say about the tweet (quote via MMA Fighting):
“First of all, I didn’t even watch the fight,” Aldo said. “I went to a football game, which is the No. 1 sport for me. I love it, so I didn’t even watch the fight or know what happened.
“There’s some people that take care of my social media, so I can’t even say what happened because I didn’t stop to watch the fight. I talked about it (that night) because I was surrounded by boxers, and they talked about the fight, but I haven’t watched it so I can’t comment on it.”
There you have it. Although, Aldo didn’t go out of his way to say that he didn’t agree with the tweet’s sentiment. In fact, while discussing whether McGregor scored a moral victory, by going nearly ten rounds with one of the greatest boxers of all time, Aldo said this:
“Of course not. It’s not a moral (victory),” Aldo said. “First of all, you’re trying to prove (what) against a 41-year-old fighter who hasn’t fought in years… Of course, it’s a fight for a lot of money, but a moral victory would be against an active boxer, a champion. Then he wouldn’t even last a round. It’s a completely different sport.”
McGregor aside, it remains to be seen when and who Aldo will fight next. Recently his coach, Andre Pederneiras, reported that Aldo’s looking to complete his UFC deal and move into pro-boxing.