Jose Aldo has no interest in punishing Conor McGregor at UFC 194, rather the champ wants to end the fight in the shortest time possible.
We previously reported how Ronda Rousey’s quick knockout of Bethe Correia at UFC 190 had left her feeling unsatisfied. The women’s bantamweight champ apparently regretted the fact that she didn’t have the chance to snap her Brazilian rival’s neck.
The personal nature of the build-up had obviously left Ronda with an un-quenchable blood lust.
Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor’s history is hardly one of hugs and the exchanging of daisy chains either, but the long time featherweight champion claims that he has no desire to inflict prolonged punishment on his provocative foe.
“Everybody always ask me if I want to hit him more than other opponents, but that doesn’t matter to me”, said the featherweight title holder. ” The only thing that’s important is that I remain the champion”, he added.
Aldo’s portrayal of a cold and emotionless machine was convincing, but it happened on the facebook page of Brazilian MMA media outlet Combate with Conor McGregor nowhere in sight. Aldo hasn’t been nearly as cool and collected when he and McGregor have been in closer proximity.
Regardless, the Brazilian champion claims that he would be more than satisfied with a quick win which would allow him “to go back home right away to eat and celebrate”.
If Aldo can remain in this focused and professional mindset throughout the lengthy run-in to fight night he may nullify one of Conor’s greatest weapons – his talents for psychological warfare.
Once they are face to face again, however, that will be easier said than done for Jose Aldo.