Conor McGregor became the UFC interim featherweight champion this past weekend in Las Vegas by defeating Chad Mendes via second-round TKO in their main event fight at UFC 189.
It was a fight that most MMA fans and fighters tuned in to watch, with the exception of reigning UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who was not really interested. His words (via MMAFighting):
“It’s funny. When my friends aren’t fighting, I don’t even watch it,” Aldo said during a press conference at Nova Uniao on Thursday. “‘Dede’ talked to me about it, said it’s cool, that it was a good fight for us. He saw his game, that Chad was winning while he had gas, and that they shouldn’t have stopped the fight. But when I’m not fighting, I don’t read or watch anything.”
Aldo went on to talk about the rib injury that forced him off the stacked UFC 189 card and stated that he will fight McGregor anywhere, even in Ireland:
“I was upset with this injury. This was one of the biggest fights in the history, and we had all the promotion, everything that was needed. I’ve never been through something like this, especially for a fight that everybody wanted to see. This fight would bring a lot of money. [Ireland] would be great, I don’t see any problem with that. They can say whatever they want. If they don’t say it in Portuguese, I won’t understand a word, so I don’t care.”
Aldo finished off by sending the following message to “Notorious”:
“Get ready (McGregor), I’m coming!” Aldo said. “He can say whatever he wants, but his weapons are nowhere near what I’m showing him.”
Dana White has already gone on record saying that the Aldo vs. McGregor fight will take place in Las Vegas. Would you rather see the fight take place in McGregor’s home country of Ireland? Sound off Penn Nation!
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