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Conor McGregor: ‘Handcuffed’ Jose Aldo is being ‘forced into this’

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LAS VEGAS – Over the past year, Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo have locked eyes more times than any other fighters in recent memory. From the insanity of their spring world tour, to the months worth of various P.R. obligations, the two featherweight rivals have developed a sense for their particular brand of staredown.

But on Wednesday, following the conclusion of UFC 194’s pre-fight press conference, the fighting pride of Ireland and the Brazilian legend faced off for the first time with any sort of stakes within arms’ reach. After what seemed to be an eternal wait, McGregor and Aldo are both finally in Las Vegas, days away from putting their talk aside for their Dec. 12 showdown. And in his eyes, McGregor could sense resignation within his opponent’s icy stare.

“I feel that he feels like he’s handcuffed,” McGregor said on Thursday. “He’s handcuffed and forced into this. He doesn’t want to be here. He’s forced.

“He is confused. He doesn’t know where he is. He doesn’t know what’s going on. He just cannot wait for it to be over, and that’s what I saw when I looked at him yesterday.”

The refrain is familiar because it is one McGregor has ….View original article

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