Chad Mendes comforts Jose Aldo after his loss at UFC 194

Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes were once rivals for the title, but the two showed each other great respect on Sunday night

Jose Aldo, Conor McGregor, UFC 194

John McCarthy pulls Conor McGregor off Jose Aldo to finish their featherweight title bout. Image: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE

Conor McGregor's incredible victory over Jose Aldo left the entire division stunned, as the Irishman claimed the belt in just 13 seconds. 

Clearly not that accustomed to tasting defeat, having gone undefeated for a decade, Aldo was tough to console after the fight but there was a great show of respect between him and Chad Mendes afterwards, as the two former rivals came face to face. 

The moment was captured by referee Marc Goddard as the two men embraced in the wake of Aldo's loss.

It was a great moment that shows just how much respect there is between all opponents who step into the ring together, no matter how much trash talking goes on before the fight.