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Jose Aldo: Conor McGregor has no punching power, he has 'soap hands'

Jose Aldo doesn't believe in Conor McGregor's punching power and says "The Notorious" quit in the second round of his fight agains Nate Diaz at UFC 196.

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor
Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor
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Jose Aldo is not done with Conor McGregor just yet. After "The Notorious" got submitted by a rear naked choke by Nate Diaz in UFC 196's main event, the former UFC featherweight champion had a lot to say.

In his latest interview, with Sportv, Aldo said on television that Conor McGregor was getting slapped like a kid in the Octagon.

"I don't really care. I didn't celebrate when he lost. It means nothing to me, they are two fighters constantly cursing at each other. People cheered, I'm happy for that. I think it was a moment of joy for Brazilians. He was slapped in the face. He looked like a kid getting slapped."

As for his last fight, when he got knocked out by Conor McGregor in 13 seconds at UFC 194, Aldo dismissed McGregor's power.

"Some fighters have a lot of power, others don't. He has soap hands," he said. "Of course anybody will go down with a punch to the chin. Even if a little kid hits you. He has soap hands. He is always punching and nobody ever felt his punches. With me, they put a skateboard there for me to slip."

In the end of the fight with Diaz, when McGregor tapped out to the choke, Aldo believes he just wanted out.

"He couldn't take it anymore. He wanted out. He's a wuss. He fell down and quit right away."

Jose Aldo still would like a title shot at featherweight whether or not Conor McGregor comes back to defend his title. For now, he has no fights scheduled.