WATCH: All Of Conor McGregor's Insults Towards Jose Aldo In One Video (Video)
December 14, 2015
The world now knows that it only took Conor McGregor 13 seconds to knock out the former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Although Aldo pound for pound is/was one of the most skilled fighters in MMA, McGregor’s reach and brutal left hand proved to give him the advantage on fight night.
However, what also gave McGregor the advantage, and what consistently gives him the advantage on fight nights, is his mouth. McGregor is likely the greatest fighter when it comes to trash talk and mental warfare since Muhammad Ali, and it clearly affected Aldo before the fight and on fight night. Aldo, from the second he walked to the ring, looked lethargic and out of focus, and it’s clearly because McGregor’s barbs got under his skin. Here is a compilation of all of McGregor’s insults and antics towards Aldo leading up to his earth shattering victory on UFC 194….and it’s VERY entertaining.
McGregor continued his confident and outspoken ways after his victory.
“If I say it’s gonna happen, it happens,” McGregor further said following the fight. “Nobody can take my left-hand shot.”
“If you can see it, hear it and have the courage enough to speak it, it will happen…When you fall into a shot like that, you go to sleep. With the correct timing the human chin can’t take it – I said one round. He was the pound-for-pound No. 1 fighter on the roster, undefeated for 10 years, the only company’s only Featherweight champion. Who comes in and predicts one-round KOs? I did and I did it.”
Aldo, on the other hand, was a relatively poor sport after the fight, and claimed that it was “not really a fight” and demanded an immediate rematch, even if his performance didn’t exactly warrant one. “I think we need the rematch, that was really not a fight,” Aldo told UFC commentator Joe Rogan after the fight. “He threw a left cross which I wasn’t expecting.” Rogan’s response? “It was a fight…it just didn’t last very long.”
McGregor’s career can only go up from here, and he is inching closer and closer to mainstream superstardom. He could possibly fight Frankie Edgar next who had a very impressive KO of Chad Mendes the night before UFC 194-the very same Chad Mendes who McGregor initially defeated for the interim featherweight title. McGregor has his sights set even further however-he wants to be the first UFC fighter to ever hold two belts simultaneously in two weight classes. “There will be a belt on one shoulder and a belt on the other shoulder,” he said. “When I go for that Lightweight belt and take that Lightweight belt, I will still be the Featherweight champion also. I will be a dual-weight champion, there’s no going up and vacating.”
But what truly makes McGregor special, is he is one of the rare athletes who can talk the talk and truly walk the walk.
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