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Midnight Mania! Conor McGregor ‘truly happy to see the joy’ in Jose Aldo’s win

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Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo spent a lot of time together on promotional duties, including an entire world tour, ahead of two scheduled fights, and then just an infamous 13 seconds together in the Octagon, with McGregor handing Aldo his first defeat in 18 fights over 9 years. Despite the pre-fight animosity McGregor calculatingly built in that time, he was genuinely happy to see his old rival win last weekend against Jeremy Stephens. Transcript via

“I was so happy for him,” McGregor said. “Honestly, truly happy to see the joy he had after it. It’s a crazy business, and I know he’s gone through a lot of stuff. So to see him come back with that great finish, I was very happy for him and his coach, Andre Pederneiras. The whole of Ireland was happy for Jose Aldo that night.”

You can see the whole video, including his timetable for return, here.


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  • Cody Garbrandt is 100 percent right that UFC fighters are extremely underpaid relative to other, non-combat sport athletes. Best estimates put their share of the gross revenue at 17%, compared to 30-50% for mainstream sports. While there is no moral case for WME-IMG to make hundreds of millions while paying their athletes barely a living wage to get long-term brain damage, that’s also just the state of modern capitalism. The best hope in the current world for this to improve even a little bit would be collective bargaining for the fighters- hopefully Garbrandt signed his Project Spearhead card.
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