UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo took a back seat to the biggest fight of his career at UFC 189. The Brazilian boss fell out of the monster event from Las Vegas, Nevada, when he picked up a rib injury in training. His scheduled opponent, Conor McGregor, fought for perhaps the most pointless interim title ever produced, but did a good job all the same in dispatching of Chad Mendes in two rounds.
Aldo and McGregor’s rivalry burns fiercer than ever, more than six months after they were first booked to fight, and it’s the Nova Uniao champ that is once again taking aim at ‘The Notorious’ during a recent media scrum at UFC 190. Check out what ‘Scarface’ told FOX Sports, as transcribed by MMAMania:
“It was very difficult. It was a very important fight. There were many things involved. There were some days I would wake up saying, ‘I’m going to do it.’ Then there were some days I would wake up saying, ‘I’m not going to do it.’ It was a very important decision, but I think I took the right decision. Not really (upset at backlash). People can say whatever they want. When I’m not fighting, I don’t really pay attention to what people are saying. It’s just something I ignore.”
“When I’m with him inside the cage, I’m going to run him over,” Aldo said. “He’s not even going to see what went over him.”
Aldo recently sparked controversy with his comments about having fans in America, or not as the case may be, and seems to have gotten quite an edge since the whole drama of UFC 189. The Brazilian striker even threatened to sue the UFC and Chael Sonnen at one point.
Who will be made to eat their words, and will there be a plate big enough for them to do so?