Most boxing and MMA fans have given praise to Conor McGregor for his efforts against Floyd Mayweather last weekend, but one of his rivals certainly found the funny side of the UFC fighter failing to win against the boxing legend.
Money won their super fight via technical knockout in the tenth round after the referee brought a stop to the fight for the Notorious' safety, but the Irishman's UFC 194 opponent Jose Aldo definitely enjoyed seeing him lose the clash in the middle of the ring.
The former UFC Featherweight Champion immediately tweeted out a series of laugh-crying emojis in the moments after the 10th-round TKO stoppage between Mayweather and McGregor, with many believing it was a reaction to what happened in the fight.
On Friday, Aldo offered an explanation to his cryptic tweet, saying it wasn't a reaction to the fight at all, and that he has other people that take care of his social media for him.
Aldo said during the launch of one of his burger shops in Rio de Janeiro, according to MMA Junkie: “First of all, I didn’t even watch the fight. I was at a football game. It’s a No. 1 sport for me. I’m very passionate about it – Rams and Chargers. So I didn’t even watch the fight. I don’t know. I have people who take care of my social media.
“I can’t even talk about what happened, because I didn’t watch the fight. I talked about it a lot. I was surrounded by boxers where I was, and they talked about the fight. But I didn’t watch it myself.”
When asked directly if that meant he wasn’t the one who tweeted it out, Aldo went with misdirection in his reply.
“You know every athlete has people who handle their social media – who work their social media,” Aldo said.
No matter how Aldo wants to explain it, many boxing and MMA fans aren't going to believe it because of the history he has in UFC with McGregor.
The Irishman, of course, reached superstardom in the sporting world after he knocked out and won his Featherweight title fight against the Brazilian at UFC 194 in December 2015 in just 13 seconds. He also ended Aldo's decade-long unbeaten streak that night too.
Whichever way he wants to spin it, no one is going to believe that his series of laugh-crying emojis in the moments after the 10th-round TKO stoppage wasn't about the Mayweather-McGregor fight.