Jose Aldo’s win and the emotional celebration after defeating Jeremy Stephens at UFC on Fox 30 in Calgary received many heartfelt messages including one from longtime rival Conor Mcgregor. Conor said that he was truly happy for Aldo and his coach Andre Pederneiras.
”Honestly, truly happy to see the joy he had after it,” McGregor said. “It’s a crazy business and I know he’s gone through a lot of stuff. So to see him come back with that great finish, I was very happy for him and his coach Andre Pederneiras. The whole of Ireland was happy for Jose Aldo that night.”
Pederneiras on his part added that it really showed who Mcgregor was as a person away from his promotional duties.”I think Conor created this pejorative myth around him because of the things he says, but backstage he’s none of what he portrays himself to be to sell,” Pederneiras said. “Every time I met him he was super respectful, we shook hands, so it doesn’t surprise me that he had that reaction, especially now that he doesn’t have anything booked with Aldo. If he had something booked with Aldo he would say he was lucky, that he’s sh*t [laughs], only to provoke. He’s a guy that had done things I can’t see anyone else doing. He’s unique in history, can’t say anything.”