Video: Conor McGregor was very gracious to Jose Aldo in his post-fight press conference

McGregor at his post-fight press conference
McGregor at his post-fight press conference

In his post-fight press conference Conor McGregor had a lot of very kind words for the man he had just beaten, Jose Aldo.

The Dubliner took time to pay tribute to the Brazilian, saying that he was a great champion, that he felt sorry for him and that he wished the fight had gone on a bit longer.

“Jose has been a phenomenal champion,” McGregor says.

“It would’ve been nice if the contest had of stretched out a little bit longer just for all that it’s been through, but I still feel the same process would’ve happened. Timing beats speed; precision beats power. That’s it. I respect Jose. I wish him well, but now we are on to the next chapter.

In response to another question from the press, Notorious said: "Although it’s a nice feeling to get that knockout, it’s kind of not nice because you can see what’s happening around.

“You don’t want to see the only champion in the company’s history going out like that. I had a little moment where I felt sorry for Jose."

McGregor also goes on to say that he will not vacate the featherweight belt and that his aim now is to try and win the lightweight title at 155lbs and hold onto both belts.

Looks like 2016 is going to be even more compelling to watch.