“I think it’s normal (that McGregor was respectful after the fight). Everybody expected that,” Aldo told the assembled media in Brazil. “Like I said, I don’t care, I think about myself and those who I represent. I couldn’t care less what he says or doesn’t say.”
“The fight was one punch only. My punch barely hit but cut him. Imagine if it connected completely, it would have ripped his head off,” he said. “But he had the merit to connect a good punch and end the fight.”
Aldo went on to talk more about the bout, and addressed how people said he was “too emotional” causing him to be too reckless and aggressive.
“Everybody said I rushed when I decided to attack him, that I never did that before,” he said. “But I already won in seven seconds before, how did I rush now?”
Ronda Rousey broke some new ground Saturday night, live from New York City. She was the first figure from mixed martial arts to host the show. She was also only the third female ever to do so, after Chris Evert and Nancy Kerrigan. And she was only the third figure from combat sports to do so, after Marvelous Marvin Hagler, and George Foreman.
She probably shouldn’t quit her day job, but doing live stand up comedy in front of countless millions would be daunting for a professional comic. And it could be that the script writers should quit their day job – she wasn’t given much to work with. The coolest part of the opening monologue clearly came from her – she offered Holly Holm congratulations.
“This is the first time I’m talking to the fans since I lost to Holly Holm in November,” said Rousey. “Which by the way Holly deserved to win, and I just want to take a minute to sincerely congratulate her.”
“That’s enough. All those who are worried I’m not ready to host the show because I have brain damage, relax. I’m good… Besides, everything I need is on cue cards.”