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Conor McGregor: UFC owner slams title down as Jose Aldo is knocked out launching various conspiracy theories

UFC co-owner Frank Fertitta looked far from pleased when McGregor knocked out Aldo after just 13 seconds

Published 16/12/2015

Champion: Conor McGregor celebrates after his first-round knockout victory
Champion: Conor McGregor celebrates after his first-round knockout victory

Conor McGregor’s victory at UFC 194 should have been music to the ears of Frank Fertitta III, the co-owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, with the Irishman standing alone as last remaining big-name champion in the promotion.

So it was slightly bizarre to see Fertitta slamming the UFC featherweight championship down to the ground upon witnessing Jose Aldo being knocked out in just 13 seconds by The Notorious, with his reaction triggering various conspiracy theories.

Fertitta hasn’t given anything away over his reaction given he rarely talks to the press, with his brother and UFC co-owner Lorenzo and UFC president Dana White doing the bulk of the media commitments.

Aldo has since called for a rematch having not given his best account of himself in the short fight, but McGregor will wait until the new year before deciding on his next move, with a potential featherweight defence against Frankie Edgar on the cards as well as a step up to lightweight in a bid to dominate at 155 lbs.


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