Conor McGregor made a series of appearances over the last few days in aid of homeless charities in Ireland.
During one of the events, a Q & A session at Dublin’s The Wright Venue, McGregor addressed his much anticipated featherweight title unification fight with Jose Aldo.
Not for the first time “The Notorious” expressed doubt as to whether his Brazilian opponent would actually make it as far as the octagon on December 12th.
“I’m still not sold that he’ll show up”
“I’ve spent four days filming for the UFC Countdown show to be released in a couple of weeks; they’ve been following me to training, following me here and there. But they aren’t filming him, because they said nothing’s changed since the last time, but he pulled out, that changed. How can you film a man pulling out of a contest and not have him and his coach answer for it?”
Perhaps more interestingly, though, McGregor added that if the South American “Scarface” does show up that he will be overcome by emotion.
“If he shows up, he’ll be too emotional and, even if I half feint, he’ll overreact and drain all his energy. He’ll overload on a shot, I’ll slip and big him with a left hand and put him away”.
Just this morning, PunditArena reported that Aldo had viciously expressed harmful intent towards McGregor.
“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”
These emotion laced comments seem to back up McGregor’s assertions that the champion will show up at UFC 194 in a less than professional mindset, creating the possibility that he will make uncharacteristic errors in pursuit of a satisfying conclusion to this bitter rivalry.