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UFC 194’s Conor McGregor: Jose Aldo ran from adversity, I didn’t

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Jose Aldo is going to have a hard time putting the rib injury that forced him out of his much-anticipated title fight against Conor McGregor at UFC 189 behind him.

That’s because “Notorious” will remind the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion that when the going got tough he ran. Unlike Conor himself, who declared on The MMA Hour that he chose to face his own injuries and adversity leading up to the fight.

As he sees it (via MMA Fighting), that’s what make a fighter one of the true greats.

“I re-injured my leg. 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. I went traveling on the world tour, and I got injured training on the world tour with unfamiliar bodies in a competitive atmosphere. This game break you down enough. You must find comfort with your training partners. It’s about making it to contest, keeping body fresh and mind sharp. The game breaks individuals, so there’s no point in being in the gym and breaking yourself down. That’s what I learned on ….View original article