UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo still isn’t a big fan of interim champ Conor McGregor.
Before he faces McGregor Dec. 12 at UFC 194, Aldo attended a roundtable at the 2015 Rio Sports & Health conference. As the discussion inevitably turned to his opponent, Aldo didn’t sound like he’s losing sleep over “The Notorious.”
Aldo was originally set to tangle with McGregor in July at UFC 189, but a controversial rib injury forced fellow contender Chad Mendes to step in for the champ on 18 days notice. Mendes did an admirable job standing in, but ultimately suffered a TKO late in round two.
“After we saw his fight against Chad, we could see that everything was working out as planned and that we would win the fight. I mean, we will win the fight,” Aldo said at the conference (via Sherdog). “Be sure that I’ll put my hands on him like I’ve never put my hands on any other opponent.
“I can just see the win ahead of me, and I’m going after it. I’m not going to lose focus. Of course, I’m going to leave him seriously injured and bring my belt back.”
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