Conor McGregor needed only one punch and 13-seconds to dethrone Jose Aldo as the king of the featherweight division. Many take that as proof of the greatness of McGregor but Aldo’s coach feels as though a good bit of luck was involved.
“How can you say a superchampion like Aldo made a wrong decision?” he asks. “If you analyze the fight, Aldo threw the first straight, a fake straight, and McGregor threw his punch and it wouldn’t land on Aldo’s chin, but on his head. But Aldo moves up, moves his chin up, and (the punch) lands on his chin. McGregor wanted to land on his head. And with Aldo moving up, McGregor can’t say he calculated to hit right there.”
Aldo’s coach continued to break down how the punch had lucky placement.
“He will say this, but it’s something hard to say, especially because if Aldo goes in and throws his punch, it wouldn’t have landed. However, he was happy. Let’s say it wasn’t a lucky punch, he programmed that, but the way it connected on his chin when he moved forward, I think it was lucky.”
There are plenty of UFC fighters that wish they were this “lucky” against Jose Aldo. We will see if this is enough to get Aldo an immediate title rematch or if these complaints fall on deaf ears.