The featherweight multiplication crowned a new champion on Saturday night when Max Holloway finished Jose Aldo with a third turn TKO as he picked adult his 11th win altogether while turn a undisputed aristocrat during 145 pounds.
Holloway was indeed a second chairman to finish Aldo after Conor McGregor put him to nap with a one punch knockout when they met behind in 2015, though a Irishman never stranded around to urge a pretension and hasn’t fought during featherweight given then.
While a evidence will always fury on concerning who is a biggest of all time during featherweight, UFC commentator Joe Rogan says it all comes down to performances and in this box McGregor has warranted his mark atop a list.
“I’ve got contend Conor [McGregor] is a biggest 145-pounder of all time means he knocked out Aldo, who was clearly a greatest,” Rogan explained on his podcast during UFC 212. “But in terms of who’s got some-more victories of march it’s Aldo. The problem is — we’re not doing MMA math here — you’re carrying dual guys indeed quarrel any other. So if we pronounced who is a biggest of all time? Well it would have to be Aldo since he kick all these guys — no, no no, since a dual of them fought and Conor merked him. So you’ve to give it to him.
“Otherwise there’s no other metric. There’s no other metric other than a knockout.”
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Rogan understands since so many people conflict opposite a idea that McGregor doesn’t merit that fame since while he knocked out Aldo, he never worried to hang around to indeed urge his title.
Add to that, there’s no transparent denote that McGregor will ever lapse to a multiplication while he’s stream confirmed as a UFC lightweight champion and also posterior a outrageous payday for a fighting compare opposite Floyd Mayweather after this year.
“People will quarrel opposite it ‘no since Aldo was a champion for so many years’. You’re 100-percent right. His physique of work is most some-more considerable and there’s always going to be an asterisk subsequent to Conor since that was only this one time he fought for a pretension during 145 [pounds], KO’d Aldo and was like ya’ll be cool. I’m out of here,” Rogan said.
At a finish of a day, Rogan believes it all comes down to a quarrel itself and when McGregor stepped into a Octagon with Aldo — who hadn’t been degraded in 10 years before to that night — he left no doubt who was a improved fighter.
It also doesn’t harm that McGregor also binds a unanimous preference win opposite Holloway from his second quarrel in a UFC.
“He’s a best ever. You have to contend he’s a best ever even if he never fights featherweight again. Why? Because he KO’d a best ever,” Rogan argued. “The existence is Aldo’s a best ever though Conor KO’d him. You couldn’t contend but a Aldo quarrel that Conor was a best ever. Because if we demeanour during all a opposite people that both of them fought, you’re like wow it’s unequivocally close, it’s unequivocally interesting, Aldo has some-more fights.
“But once they indeed fight, that’s it. That’s all that matters. It’s not MMA math. So you’ve got to give it to him.”
Results and highlights from each quarrel on a UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway categorical card