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Conor McGregor on Jose Aldo and injuries: ‘He ran when I didn’t’

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Conor McGregor has repeatedly mocked Jose Aldo for pulling out of their scheduled UFC 189 featherweight title fight with a rib injury. He’s just as dismissive of Chad Mendes’ claim that he would have won their subsequent interim title bout had Mendes gotten more than two weeks’ notice.
And while the criticism may seem harsh, in McGregor’s mind, the pointed words are there for a solid reason: He also didn’t go into the July 11th show in Las Vegas at 100 percent.
On the 300th edition of The MMA Hour, McGregor said that a leg injury kept him from throwing kicks in camp until two weeks before the card.
“I re-injured my leg,” McGregor said. “I couldn’t walk, I could not walk. The was a period in camp where I couldn’t even stand up straight. Two weeks before the fight was when I started throwing kicks again.”
According to McGregor, the initial injury came during his March promotion tour with Aldo. While he’s used to training with his SBG gym mates, who know when to turn it up and when to dial it back, going up against unfamiliar training partners in unfamiliar towns led to a bad result.
“I went traveling on the world tour, ….View original article