Jose Aldo, the longest reigning featherweight of all time was ridiculed by everybody after his embarrassing defeat against McGregor in a 13 second KO at UFC 196. Later, Holloway added insult to the injury by giving him to successive defeats to become the new Featherweight King.
But Aldo never doubted himself, neither did he pay heed to the haters. He went back to the drawing board, listened to his team and coaches and went against all odds to find redemption by shutting down Jeremy Stephens with a liver shot from hell and found himself a place back in the win column.
I see very few people giving Robert and Mikey props for helping Jose Aldo for this fight…liver shot pic.twitter.com/O38eTO5Tes
— Izi (@mma_inciter) July 29, 2018
Watch how the legend rose again with a combination of ‘body shots’ at UFC Calgary. Aldo’s punch to the liver inflicted such vicious pain in Jeremy Stephens that his body stopped listening to the mind and the referee had to give the bout to Aldo via TKO – his first such TKO win in the last 5 years.