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Jose Aldo taunts Conor McGregor on Twitter following UFC 196 loss, calls for rematch at UFC 200

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When the 168-pound frame of UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor rolled over under the mounted barrage of Nate Diaz in the second round of their UFC 196 main event fight, and tapped out to a rear-naked choke, one man celebrated above all others.


Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo, recently humiliated by a 13 second knockout at UFC 194 in December, immediately posted a taunt on Twitter:

See ya at #UFC200, @TheNotoriousMMA. Your fairy tale is over. You got nowhere to run now. Time to a rematch, pussy. pic.twitter.com/67fmic8qxG

— Jose Aldo Junior (@josealdojunior) March 6, 2016

An hour and a half later when the post-fight press conference finally started, a reporter asked McGregor if he had a response to the tweet, as the Irishman had made a veiled reference about certain featherweight fighters “celebrating his loss.”

The “Notorious” one, despite licking his wounds and giving credit to Diaz for the victory, was resolute in his disdain for Aldo:

“I just think it’s… he had an opportunity to show up here. And he didn’t. He could be sitting there… he could be sitting where Nate’s (Diaz) sitting right now. He was the first choice. He said, ‘anytime, any place, anywhere’ and then he wasn’t anytime, any place, anywhere. Now another man gets a victory over me and he (Aldo) celebrates it. That’s the sign of a loser. That’s the sign of somebody… that’s the sign of a runner-up, you know? That’s not the sign of a champion so…”

As for whether that fight happens at UFC 200 or not, McGregor wouldn’t say. He did indicate he has no desire to take a break, despite admitting the loss is a “tough pill to swallow”, and would be looking to drop back down to featherweight ….View full article

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