Jose Aldo was a living legend walking among mortals. But then Conor McGregor destroyed him – easily, utterly – and the Brazilian has been struggling to come to grips with that ever since.

Well, yesterday the featherweight champ took one step closer to healing himself. He acknowledged that a rematch with the Irishman will never happen.

(Of course it won’t. McGregor is going to make so much money fighting Floyd Mayweather that Aldo would be lucky if McGregor let him wash his car.)

Anyway, here’s MMAFighting:

“Scarface” headlines UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 3, against interim titleholder Max Holloway, and he told reporters during a conference call on Thursday that he doesn’t expect to get a second shot at McGregor.

“Everybody says things today that I don’t even understand why,” Aldo said when asked about McGregor. “Conor was good for one side, let’s say, because he brought more attention to the division and to myself. On another side, to talk about the fight, man, that’s in the past.

“Everybody still asks me if I want or if I don’t want (to fight him again). That’s not up to me. That’s up to the UFC, and we know it will never happen. I don’t even know if he will come back to fight. The UFC tried to do a (second) fight and he didn’t want it, didn’t accept it, because what happened will never happen again.”