Conor McGregor (17-2) is never one to shy away for an opportunity to express his opinions or simply bash his next opponent via a hand held microphone. This time he bashed who was originally set to face him in the main event of UFC 189, current UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo. Conor spoke on Fox Sports and he truly believes Aldo is done with this sport for good.
“I’ve been contemplating it since long before the rib injury. As soon as the fight was announced, I’ve been contemplating it. The eyes never lie, and every time I looked into that man’s eyes, I saw fear, I saw glass. I anticipated that he would not show up, and when he got his opportunity to pull, he pulled. It’s something I expected,” McGregor told FOX Sports on Wednesday.
“I looked in his eyes and knew this mother—–er doesn’t want to be here. He doesn’t want it the way I want it. I don’t blame the man. I was going to f–king butcher him, rip him limb from limb. So I probably wouldn’t want to face that either.”
“One-hundred percent if he mans up, we should most certainly get it on, but I don’t know whether he will be back. Like I said, he’s gone running, and I don’t think he’ll be back,” McGregor said.
“It’s the McGregor division now. He went running. It’s on my call now. If he wants to come back with his tail between his legs, that’s no problem. He can come back. We can do the stadium in Dublin, but it’s on my call now.”
“He has p–sied out time and time again. He’s pulled out of contests time and time again. The medical reports state he is fit to fight. So there’s no more questions. You’re fit to fight and you’re not going to fight. The belt rightfully should be stripped, and this is for the real featherweight belt,” McGregor said.
“As far as I’m concerned, this is the real world title that’s on the line. If Jose is afraid and won’t show up, well, then he’s done. It’s done with that now. This is for the real featherweight belt. I don’t label this an interim belt one bit. This is the real UFC world title.”