Although it seems like an eternity ago, it hasn’t even been two years since Conor McGregor shocked the world by knocking out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds at UFC 194.
Heading into the bout, many were still scoffing at the ‘Notorious’ Irishman, claiming that he had simply talked his way into a title fight against the longest reigning featherweight champion in the history of the promotion.
However, in facing a man that had not suffered a loss in over ten years at the MGM Grand, McGregor finally silenced his doubters by knocking out the UFC’s pound for pound number one in a matter of seconds.
Jose Aldo rebounded from his loss to McGregor by defeating Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 and subsequently being reinstated as the featherweight champion after the SBG star was stripped of his title in December of last year.
However, the Brazilian then lost the title himself at UFC 212 suffering a third round defeat to Max Holloway via TKO.
Aldo is now slated to take on Ricardo Lamas at UFC on Fox 26 on December 16th.