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Here’s Why Conor McGregor Wasn’t In Jose Aldo’s Biopic

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Conor McGregor of Ireland leg checks Jose Aldo of Brazil in their featherweight championship bout during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The Jose Aldo biopic ‘Mais Forte que o Mundo’ (Stronger Than the World) is to hit theaters in Brazil on June 16 and one brash and influential figure from the Brazilian’s past has failed to make the final cut.

Originally scheduled for release in December 2015, the film was delayed following Aldo’s 13-second knockout loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 194.

Not only did the Brazilian lose his featherweight title on the night, but also suffered his first loss since joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2011.

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 12: Jose Aldo walks across the Octagon after losing to Conor McGregor in their featherweight title fight during UFC 194 on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor took the title with a first-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Surprisingly, McGregor doesn’t feature in the biopic at all and the film’s director, Afonso Poyart, explained to Portal do Vale Tudo (via Bloody Elbow) the reason why there’s no mention of the Dubliner:

“The film’s main theme is his relationship with his father, like we show on the screen.

“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.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 25: Jose Aldo of Brazil punches Chad Mendes of the United States in their featherweight championship bout during the UFC 179 event at Maracanazinho on October 25, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Aldo is scheduled to face Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 this July, with the winner leaving the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with the interim featherweight championship.

The landmark card will take place on July 9 and will be headlined by light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and interim holder Jon Jones.

You can check out the teaser trailer for the biopic below:

Video credit: FilmIsNow Action Movie Trailers


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