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Early last week, Conor McGregor took to Instagram where he posted an image of what he believed would be José Aldo's vantage point after the fight that occurred in Las Vegas this past Saturday. It's almost eerie looking back a week ago at Conor McGregor, who goes by thenotoriousmma on Instagram and Twitter, predicting what would happen.

Check out the moment when McGregor knocked out Aldo in just 13 seconds:

Here it is, a photo of McGregor standing over Aldo, predicting his win a week before the fight, with the caption, "Wake up Jose. It's all over":

Wake up Jose. It's all over.

A photo posted by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on

Conor McGregor more recently took to Instagram to leave us all with a message of much more humility and grace.

Take a look:

The respect for Aldo combined with the lack of blatant shit-talking and boasting seems out of character, but I would actually argue that when he's doing that he's not showing his true self. I think this message of love for his country, respect for his opponents, and love of the game is the real Conor.

He had to opportunity to talk as much trash as he wanted to, but instead of rubbing it in or gloating, he kind of took the high road. He's happy to be the undisputed champ, but he thanks those who helped him get there and respects those who got in his way. McGregor is a true sportsman.

(Via: Instagram)