Conor McGregor has called for a boxing match against his old-rival Jose Aldo after watching him go blow for blow with Jeremy Stephens in his second pro-boxing match.
Aldo retired from MMA in 2022 and transitioned into boxing, making his debut in February in Brazil, where he scored a comfortable decision victory against Emmanuel Zambrano. In his second pro-boxing outing against Stephens at Gamebred Boxing 4 event, he failed to get his hand raised as the fight was ruled a majority draw.
Stephens showed no signs of fear despite the fact that Aldo stopped him with a brutal body shot back when they were fighting in the UFC. ‘The King of Rio’ was the more technical of the two boxers, but ‘Little Heathen’ refused to back down as he landed hard shots until the end of the fight. The bout kept fans and pros at the edge of their seats.
Conor McGregor On Jose Aldo
In a tweet following Aldo’s fight against Stephens, McGregor said that he’d love to run it back with his former foe in a boxing ring. In their MMA bout in 2015, the Irishman scored a 13-second knockout to win the featherweight title.
McGregor may transition into boxing in the future as well, but for now, he is focused on getting his hands on a third UFC title. The Dublin native is expected to fight Michael Chandler in a welterweight bout upon the conclusion of The Ultimate Fighter season 31 later his year.
‘The Notorious’ last fought at UFC 264 in 2021 when he lost by a doctor’s stoppage after breaking his tibia seconds before the end of the first round against Dustin Poirier.
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