Interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor borrowed a line from UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey when talking about his upcoming foe at UFC 194, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
McGregor spoke in front of a slew of MMA media members in Los Angeles, California on Wednesday and spoke about Aldo and his belief that he rarely defends his title.
“Before me, there was no main event featherweight fight. No featherweights would fight in the main event unless the world title was at stake,” McGregor said. “And even then, because Jose is a ‘do-nothing b—-‘ as Ronda would say, he fights very little, it was maybe one or two. Now since I burst on the scene, there are eight, nine, 10 featherweight main events.”
McGregor continued, “I’m trying to be positive with him. They brought him into The Ultimate Fighter gym on the final day. I shook his hand, I’m not trying to scare him. I cannot scare him anymore. I want to cuddle him and tell him that it’s going to be okay. I want to shake his hand and show him its okay. I want to tell him stop being a p—-, it will be over soon and you’ll be back to your normal life with your wife and your kids. Don’t worry, it will be over soon.”
Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo headlines UFC 194 on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.