Jose Aldo got knocked out by Conor McGregor back at UFC 194. I saw it. You saw it. The whole world saw it.
But for some odd reason – maybe mental illness or delusion – he never stopped thinking of himself as the champ.
I just… I can’t even.
As per MMAFighting:
I’ve always been the champion. The champion is the person that defends the belt, not the person that gets the belt and flees the division. I should have gotten an immediate rematch. It was completely warranted and what should have happened. It didn’t happen, though. When they gave me Frankie Edgar, I knew that belt wasn’t going to remain the interim belt. I knew Conor wasn’t coming back; everyone knew he wasn’t coming back. That’s the real belt. I’m the one that has defended this belt. I’ve been the king of this division for a long time. I’ve never not seen myself as a champion. I lost a fight. That’s it. I knew that I was going to be the champion of this division and that’s how I still see myself. I’ve always been the champion.