Jose Aldo & Conor McGregor Trade Insults After UFC 179

UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor had a verbal altercation after last night’s UFC 179 PPV event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with Aldo saying his McGregor reminds him of Chael Sonnen while the Irishman insists Aldo can’t stand in front of him like he did last night with Chad Mendes.

Aldo, during the post-fight press conference said:

“He’s a guy who just talks. He hasn’t fought anyone as tough as us. So to get here right now and talk, I’ve heard that a lot. Chael Sonnen did that a lot in his weight class, and now he’s lost, so he can talk as much as he wants. It was a phenomenal contest. I showed my respect for both competitors. They put it all on the line. They slugged it out, that Thai style; you hit me, I hit you, we stand and we trade. It was beautiful to watch the fight. I believe he can be hit, but he showed his heart. He showed his will. He showed his frustration as well at times. He was looking toward the ref and things of that nature. I believe he got frustrated, but it was a great contest. I have nothing but respect for anyone that gets in there and lays it on the line. (But) I feel if I connect, it will end. That is the difference between myself and these people. You can’t stand flat-footed. You can’t stand in front of me like he did there. You can’t stand there. One or two clean shots from me and it is all over. I don’t need to hit you clean. It just needs to be anywhere. I definitely saw holes in the game. My confidence is sky high looking at the contest.”

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