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Morning Report: Conor McGregor demands the ‘interim’ be dropped from his UFC featherweight title

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Don’t let Conor McGregor catch you calling him the “interim” UFC featherweight champion.

‘F**k that,” McGregor told GQ UK magazine (via Daily Mail). “What do you mean interim? [UFC featherweight champion] Jose Aldo and I had a date, he didn’t show, someone else took his place, I beat him, easy. So don’t give me interim.”

With Aldo suffering a rib injury, McGregor scored a second-round TKO win over late replacement Chad Mendes at UFC 189 in July. Rebooked to headline against Aldo Dec. 12 at UFC 194, McGregor isn’t convinced he’ll actually face the pound-for-pound great.

“I still don’t think he will show,” said McGregor. “I am trying to be optimistic but I am never wrong, I always predict the outcome of my fights and I am never wrong. I have beaten him already. He is dead. Look at his body language. His body is weak and his mind is weaker. I can smell the lack of confidence.

“If the mind is not in it, the body won’t follow. He cannot beat me. He knows it. It’s why he went running last time… I can hear it in his voice, I can see it in his ….View original article

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