Conor McGregor has taken a subtle jab at former rival Jose Aldo, remarking on the short time it took him to finish their 2015 fight.
McGregor was posting a series of photos to show that he was injured going into his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier last weekend, and took a thinly-veiled shot at Aldo.
He posted a number of photos showing him taping up his ankles and lower leg in the lead-up to his bout with Poirier, which ended when he suffered a brutal leg break on the area that appears to be injured in the pictures.
And his caption appeared to blast Aldo for pulling out of their initially scheduled fight, and then the time it took for him to stop the legendary Brazilian.
"All you pull out merchants wouldn’t last 13 seconds in my world," McGregor said in a tweet, , before advertising that he is launching a four-part Netflix series.
McGregor and Aldo pair shared a heated rivalry for the entirety on 2015 that developed over the multiple dates of a world press tour they did to promote their featherweight title fight.
McGregor tormented Aldo as the pair travelled across America, Canada, Brazil, the UK and Ireland to promote their massive championship bout in the early part of 2015.
But Aldo pulled out of their planned July 11 fight in Las Vegas, citing a rib injury, so McGregor had to face top wrestler Chad Mendes instead for the interim featherweight title.
And after a tough battle with Mendes, which saw the Irishman struggle off his back for the first round before eventually landing a knockout in the second, the fight was eventually set for later in the year.
The pair immediately began to go at each other's throats in the media again, and met on December 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
And Aldo's legendary 145lb title reign was ended in just 13 seconds when McGregor landed a perfect left hand on the chin of his rival to take home the undisputed championship in front of thousands of travelling Irish fans.
The Irishman would go on to become world champion in the lightweight division within a year of that fight, defeating Eddie Alvarez for the belt in November 2016 at UFC 205.
And he earned a nine-figure sum the following year to fight Floyd Mayweather in his boxing debut, which all but signalled the end of his run at the elite level of the sport.
He lost his next MMA fight to Khabib Nurmagomedov before winning his comeback against Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone in early 2020.
But when he came back in January of this year to rematch Dustin Poirier, he was knocked out for the first time in his career.
And when they squared off for a third time last weekend, McGregor broke his leg in the dying seconds of the first round, which cost him the trilogy and will likely see him out for around a year.
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