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Coach: Conor McGregor hit overconfident super-champion Jose Aldo with 'lucky' punch at UFC 194

Esther Lin via MMA Fighting

When a fight lasts 13 seconds, there isn't much to dissect when trying to figure out where it all went wrong -- or right -- depending on which side of the fence you're on.

For Andre Pederneiras -- Jose Aldo's head trainer -- the quick knockout loss his star pupil suffered at the hands of Conor McGregor at UFC 194 a few weeks back can be attributed to a number of things. For starters, Andre believes Jose simply got a bit overconfident, which is why he stormed in trying to land a knockout blow right away.

In the end, it was "Junior" who was on the receiving end of a fight-ending strike (see it again here).

And -- in a statement that will likely upset the entire country of Ireland -- Pederneiras believes Conor's knockout punch was nothing but luck.

He went there in a recent interview with MMA Fighting:

"I wouldn't say anxious. Maybe overconfident, because (Aldo) was really well. He was so confident in the victory he (thought) ‘I'll throw (my hand) and will catch him'. It's a split-second decision. Or you attack, or you get out. He decided to attack, and the other guy threw a counter to defend. He attacked, but moving in a way to stop (Aldo's) attack."

He continues:

"How can you say a superchampion like Aldo made a wrong decision? If you analyze the fight, Aldo threw the first straight, a fake straight, and McGregor threw his punch and it wouldn't land on Aldo's chin, but on his head. But Aldo moves up, moves his chin up, and (the punch) lands on his chin. McGregor wanted to land on his head. And with Aldo moving up, McGregor can't say he calculated to hit right there. He will say this, but it's something hard to say, especially because if Aldo goes in and throws his punch, it wouldn't have landed. However, he was happy. Let's say it wasn't a lucky punch, he programmed that, but the way it connected on his chin when he moved forward, I think it was lucky."

Some say luck, others say perfect timing.

As far as for what's next for the former featherweight champion, Andre says a rematch against McGregor in April is the only logical option, seeing as how Jose dominated the division for nearly a decade.

Plus, if other former titleholders are getting instant rematches -- specifically Ronda Rousey -- Andre feels Aldo should be no different. And if he needs to dye his hair blonde in order to make it happen, then so be it.

But, with so many contenders already lined up -- some begging -- for a fight against the Irish slugger, will Jose have to work his way up to a do-over?

Time will tell.