Despite the fact that the number one and number two Featherweights in the world are competing for the richest prize in the sport this Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the one name that seems to pop up more than any other is a different Featherweight — Conor McGregor.
During the debut edition of “UFC 179 Embedded,” which you can view above, UFC Featherweight Champion was asked about “The Notorious” contender.
The exchange went something like this:
Reporter: “Mendes said he is the Mike Tyson of the Featherweight Division. Who would Jose Aldo be?”
Jose Aldo: “Muhammad Ali. I’m the greatest.”
Reporter: “What about Conor McGregor?”
Aldo: “[Walking away] He’s a shit, I’ll only talk about him after my fight.”
UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II takes place this Saturday, October 25, 2014 from the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Make sure to join us here at MMANews.com for live results coverage of the event.