McGregor Defends Aldo’s Move to Bantamweight

Many in the MMA community are concerned over Jose Aldo’s move to bantamweight, especially with recent photos of his weight cut that have surfaced. But there is one man assuring everyone that everything is fine: his old rival, Conor McGregor.

Aldo is scheduled to return to the Octagon this coming Saturday, December 14, at UFC 245, taking on Marlon Moraes in his bantamweight debut.

Recent photos of Aldo have begun to make the rounds on social media, and it has left many in the MMA community who support Aldo distraught. Some even doubt he’ll make weight or make it to the fight.

When ESPN’s Ariel Helwani voiced his opinion on the matter, however, McGregor stepped in to defend the man he played mind games with for months before dropping him in mere seconds for the UFC featherweight title at UFC 194.

The former two-time UFC featherweight champ is moving to 135 after a loss to current No. 1 featherweight contender Alexander Volkanovski earlier this year at UFC 237. Aldo is 2-3 in his last five fights, which includes losing the featherweight title to Max Holloway at UFC 212 and the subsequent rematch at UFC 218.

McGregor returns to the Octagon at UFC 246 next month, taking on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

Original Story: MMAJunkie

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