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UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo and President Dana White Respond to McGregor’s Actions

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In case you were not paying attention or under a rock that retained you from receiving any MMA news today, you kind of missed out. The UFC Press tour continued today in Ireland to promote UFC 189 which will be headlined by Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo (25-1) defending against Conor McGregor (17-2).

During today’s conference however things might have gone a tad too far. During a heated exchange of words, Mcgregor removed himself from his seat and snatched Aldo’s title from the stage and held it in the air much to the delight of the Irish fans in attendance.

Aldo got up in Conor’s face and the pair shouted. Once the war of words was over, Aldo made these statements:

“It’s cool to see you all happy right now, but when I win the fight you’re all going to bow down to me,” said Aldo said through a translator, as transcribed by MMAFighting.com. I’m the king of Dublin. When I got here, it was raining, but I brought the sun with me. I’m the king of Dublin. I’m the champion. This is nothing for me. You’re all going to keep crying. I fought in front of 50,000. You only have 2,000 here. I’m still going to be the champion after this fight. This spit bucket you’re talking about, he’s going to use it to clean my belt when I win.”

“He’s going to bring in money for me. After him, it’s just another. My pocket will be full of money. I’ve never had any fear in my entire career. This is normal to me. That’s the best he can do because next time he’s in front of me, I will beat the s— out of his face,” replied Aldo.

Then UFC President Dana White addressed those in attendance:

“This fight here is the fight I said would be the biggest fight of the year,” said White as transcribed by Chuck Mindenhall for MMAFighting.com. “This fight here is a global event. This fight here is Ireland versus Brazil. It’s for the world title and it’s on the global stage and it’s going to be insane.”

Then McGregor was asked by a fan how much time it was going to take to “Rip his head off,” and the challenger replied with complete confidence (like always).

“It will be done in one,” he said, holding up his index finger.




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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.