Report: Conor McGregor Fires Away at Jose Aldo, Doesn’t Believe There’s “Anything Special” About Champ
By FCF Staff
Chances are if you asked most fans and pundits whether Jose Aldo is a special fighter, you would receive a resounding yes, but according to Conor McGregor, the UFC champ isn’t.
McGregor and Aldo are booked to fight at UFC 189 on July 11th, in what will mark the latter’s 1oth defense as the WEC/ UFC featherweight champ. Due to Aldo’s remarkable championship run, and abilities, the Brazilian star is widely considered to be one of the best, pound-for-pound fighters in the sport.
Despite all that, however, McGregor has repeatedly stated that he isn’t overly concerned about Aldo’s skills. At a Q&A session this past weekend, the outspoken fighter repeated that view (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I don’t feel his boxing is great,” McGregor said. “His shot selection is poor. I would classify him as an intermediate at best. I feel his kicking game is overrated really. He cannot kick high. I don’t feel there’s anything special about him. He’s just another body that moves the way they all move, that I will shut down.”
McGregor is coming off a second round, stoppage win over Dennis Siver last month, which was the featherweight contender’s fifth straight, UFC win.
Aldo, on the other hand, scored a unanimous decision win over Chad Mendes in his last outing, which took place in October.