UFC 202: Coach Says Jose Aldo Wasn’t Impressed With Nate Diaz – Conor McGregor II
By FCF Staff
The MMA world is still buzzing about Saturday’s war between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, but it sounds like interim featherweight champ Jose Aldo, wasn’t impressed.
McGregor dropped Diaz several times early on in the bout, but the rugged fighter kept coming, and had the Irish star in retreat later on. Unlike their first fight at UFC 196, however, McGregor rallied back, and went on to win a majority decision.
Aldo’s coach, the renowned Andre Pederneiras, appeared on “The MMA Hour” on Monday. The Nova Uniao leader was asked about Aldo’s take on the fight, and Pederneiras reported the following (quote via MMA Mania.com):
“He did not like the fight,” Pedenerias said. “He said that after the second round, the people gassed out. And they threw punches, a bunch, soft punches, not hard punches because they were tired. Both of them.”
McGregor hasn’t said whether he’ll return to 145 next to face Aldo, who won the interim belt in July by defeating Frankie Edgar. UFC President Dana White has said that McGregor either needs to vacate the featherweight belt, or fight Aldo next.