Do you think Jose Aldo looks back at the moment when he stopped being a superstar and one of the most feared men on the planet – the moment Conor McGregor extinguished his flame like a pint of Guinness poured over a candle – and he grows sad? Do you think the Brazilian wishes he was the revered champ he once was?
Below is the first Embedded episode for UFC 212, a Brazilian-based pay-per-view headlined by Aldo and interim title holder Max Holloway. The video hits all the usual notes – the main eventers getting ready, the co-main eventers getting ready, etc. But watch Aldo. Watch the expression on his face and the spark in his eye becoming more dim with each passing moment.
It must suck to be a superhero one day, and a mere mortal the next.