Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo is hoping to put the Conor McGregor hype train in his rear-view mirror after they throw hands in the main event of UFC 194, which takes place on Dec. 12, 2015 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He’s also hoping nothing “bad” happens between now and then.
“I started my camp a month ago and I’m feeling good now,” Aldo told reporters in Brazil (via MMA Fighting). “Let’s hope nothing bad happens so we can get there and put an end to this story. It was supposed to be gone already, but after Dec. 12, we will win and we won’t talk about him anymore.”
I have a feeling we’ll still be talking about him, win or lose.
That’s because “Notorious” has grabbed the division spotlight in “Junior’s” absence, capturing the interim title with an emphatic win over Chad Mendes back in July. In addition, his employer has gone to great lengths to keep McGregor in the headlines for the better part of 2015.
But will it prove to be a “bad” investment? We’ll find out in less than two months.