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Conor McGregor talks ACL recovery, calls Jose Aldo ‘basic’

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor (14-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has been making headlines ever since he signed with ZUFFA earlier this year. McGregor made his octagon debut in April, where he scored a 67-second TKO  victory over Marcus Brimage in Sweden.

The Irish born fighter was most recently seen in action at the “UFC Fight Night 26″ event in Boston, where he out-pointed Max Holloway on route to a decision win. Unfortunately for fans of the “Notorious” one, McGregor suffered a torn ACL in the process of defeating Holloway, putting him on the shelf until Spring 2014.

The injury has not dampered the Irishman’s spirit, as he recently told BloodyElbow that his goal is to still wear UFC gold:

I honestly believe I can predict the future, and I see the gold around my waist. So, whoever has the gold at that time I’m coming to take it.

Currently Jose Aldo has it. I feel more than confident that I can cause him trouble. I’m bigger than him. I’m faster than him, and I believe he’s less spontaneous. He’s more basic. I don’t see anything that jumps off the page when I look at him compete, or any of the guys when I look at them compete.

McGregor also stated that he is modeling his recovery after St. Pierre’s, and that he is currently ahead of schedule and feels he could be back to fighting inside the Octagon in eight months.

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0 Comments to Conor McGregor talks ACL recovery, calls Jose Aldo ‘basic’

  1. Bob Villa says:

    Too much hype for just 2 fights. I give it the guy has balls to be on the shelf and still talk the amount of crap the he talks. Yet he hasn’t faced any top level featherweights so let’s see how he fairs against them first

  2. 123 says:

    I want to see him fight Cub Swanson.

  3. Big Daddy says:

    Cub Swanson, Ricardo lamas, Frankie Edgar, chad mendes, and clay guida would mop the floor with his ass!

  4. squid says:

    well a basic jose aldo will wipe the floor with an irish mop

  5. T.Daddy says:

    Aldo would kick your over hyped ass…,

  6. Drew says:

    This dude is wearing gold in lesd then 3 years

  7. GRT 3000 says:

    that was some solid info. on the ACL recovery. thanks!

  8. mean170 says:

    Aldo would KO him, early.

  9. Bob Villa says:

    this guy talks alot for someone who hasn’t fought top level featherweights. Aldo would probably bust this guys knee up with one kick

  10. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    I like how mcGregor fights, but calling Aldo ‘basic’ is ridiculous. Let’s see how he handles a few of those ‘basic’ devastating legkicks. Cause those legkicks are nowhere near basic.
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    He should focus on his recovery.

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