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Conor McGregor left out of Jose Aldo's biopic, director explains why

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Regardless of how Jose Aldo's mixed martial arts (MMA) career ends, he will be remembered as one of the very best 145-pound fighters to ever compete.

After all, the Brazilian went undefeated for 10-straight years, including seven consecutive Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight title defenses.

In an effort to shed some light on his journey from the streets of Brazil to the golden stage of MMA, Aldo will release his own biopic, "Mais Forte que o Mundo – A História de José Aldo" (Stronger Than the World – The Jose Aldo Story), on June 16.

The trailer for the film can be seen below:

Oddly enough, Aldo's title loss to current UFC Featherweight champion Conor McGregor back at UFC 194 did not make the cut. It's likely that the Brazilian wanted to end his film on a high note, but the movie's director, Afonso Poyart, looks at it from a different angle.

"The film’s main theme is his relationship with his father, like we show on the screen." said Poyart in a recent interview with Portal do Vale Tudo (h/t Bloody Elbow). "So the film ends when he becomes the UFC champion, chronologically, it doesn’t involve McGregor. But it works for this McGregor stage of his career, too. The film doesn’t only talk about winning, it talks about losing and getting back on your feet. People need to know the Jose Aldo that came all the way from Manaus and everything he has gone through, to understand that one loss is nothing compared to what he has been through."

Fair enough. But if Aldo wants to truly touch on his life as a fighter and overall journey as a man, he should probably mention the biggest fight of his entire MMA career.

In any case, the former 145-pound king is set to take on Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 on July 9 for interim title rights.

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