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Jose Aldo Apologizes for the Recent Outburst Directed at McGregeor

Jose Aldo and Jeremy Stephens boxed to a majority draw in their professional boxing bout at Gamebred Boxing 4 earlier this month on April 1st. After the bout concluded, Conor McGregor tweeted “Me and Aldo should box.”

Aldo didn’t take too kindly to the tweet following his pro boxing bout. Aldo said “Conor has a big mouth, he always talks a lot of s***. He (McGregor) has a scheduled fight.” Aldo didn’t stop there, “Conor shut your f****** mouth, we were supposed to fight before in the UFC, and you run, and now you still talk s***.”

McGregor tweeted in response to Aldo’s outburst, “Well ok then ahaha, whatever lad, I was only trying to be nice. Who p***** in your acai?”

McGregor and Aldo have a history of an up-and-down relationship, it all came to a boil when McGregor climbed the Featherweight rankings to challenge Aldo for the title. The title bout occurred at UFC 194 in December 2015. McGregor shocked the world and ended Aldo’s nearly five-year reign as the UFC’s inaugural featherweight champion via. KO in just 13 seconds in the first round.

Aldo Apologizes For His Outburst

Aldo appeared on this week’s episode of the MMA Fighting podcast- Trocacao Franca. Aldo said, “I was a little heated, I had just rewatched the match in the locker room and I had won, everybody said it, and right after that a reporter asked me, and I hadn’t seen what Conor had said.” Aldo then explained his outburst, “I called him names, laughed a lot, because of that but when I got to Brazil, I messaged him apologizing because I saw it wasn’t his intention to challenge me, he was trying to give me a push. I misunderstood but we’re cool again. Conor is my friend, I wish him all the best.”

Aldo was asked if he’d like to train with McGregor in Ireland, Aldo answered, “Yes, why not? I have to learn a lot in boxing. There are some great Irish boxers so if I have the opportunity to go to Ireland and train with Conor and the Irish, I’m super open to it, especially pro boxing. It’s a new world, and I have to learn from the best. Conor has good boxing, he fought Mayweather in boxing, so he has a lot to teach me.”

McGregor and Aldo have been cordial and very respectful towards each other in recent years which is surprising given how heated their rivalry was in the build to their 2015 title fight. What do you make of Aldo’s apology, do you think McGregor and Aldo could benefit from a potential sparring or training session? Let us know in the comments below!

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