Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor are finally expected to meet in the center of the octagon this winter. “UFC 194” will host one of the biggest pay-per-views of the year when the two champions meet in Las Vegas to decide who truly is the undisputed featherweight champion of the world.
They were originally slated to meet at “UFC 189” in July, but Aldo was forced to pull out of the bout due to a rib injury. The main-event was in jeopardy and several fighters threw their names into the hat to be the last minute replacement, but Chad Mendes won the lottery. Mendes did his best to take McGregor down and keep him on the canvas, but McGregor ultimately finished Mendes in the second round to be crowned as the interim UFC Featherweight Champion.
Now, Aldo plans to hurt McGregor en route to a major victory.
“My goal is to win, that’s my focus,” Aldo told Combate. “Nothing more than that. You can be sure I will hurt him like I have never done to anyone before. I’m sure he will leave the fight all busted up and I will leave with another victory.”
“He likes to taunt,” Aldo continued. “He sees a camera and then he puts on a little show. When I appeared by surprise in the TUF house, he reached his hand out to shake mine and I thought we were going to fight right there. He complained to Dana and Lorenzo. He said he was set up. ”
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Translated and Transcribed by Bloody Elbow