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Video: McGregor Explains Freaky Ability To Precisely Predict 13-Second KO Of Aldo

“I felt when we stared down, I felt his right hand was clinching, which was a subtle tell for me. He is ready to unload that right hand and I feel that could be a downfall for him. If he lets that right hand go, I will not be there. I simply enter the way I enter, and that is enough. They either over-extend, or they shrink away. Either way it is not good for them. I will create traps and dead space inside that Octagon, and I will either rock him into that dead space, but all of a sudden he will be in danger.”
– “The Notorious” Conor McGregor

Well, he did it. Again.

Those are the Nostrodaumus-like pre-fight words from the new undisputed 145 king of the Ultimate Fighting Championship from this weekend’s UFC 194 open workouts.

He couldn’t of been more correct. Again.

Conor McGregor needed only 13 seconds to knock out the only UFC Featherweight Champion in the main event of UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada. While everyone inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena and those watching live on pay-per-view were shocked at what they were seeing, it was McGregor who was simply watching a rerun.

He had already seen this episode before. He gave us the spoilers before we saw it, and yet we were stunned. Even those who were picking McGregor to win on Saturday night would have to admit they didn’t think it would only take two punches and 13 seconds.

During the epic world tour to promote the originally scheduled McGregor-Aldo fight signed for UFC 189 earlier this year, “The Notorious” one would often speak about how he envisions knocking Aldo out in their very first exchange inside the Octagon. Time and time again the Irish mega-star has predicted the outcomes of his fights with the precision he spoke about in his UFC 194 post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

“Precision beats power, and timing beats speed,” McGregor said. “Jose was a phenomenal champion. He deserved to go a little bit longer, but I still feel at the end of the day, precision beats power and timing beats speed. That’s what happened,” McGregor told Rogan inside the Octagon.

The preciseness of McGregor’s fight predictions are almost as flawless as his fight technique. At UFC 189, McGregor tried to bet UFC President Dana White and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta $2 million that he would knock out Chad Mendes in the second round of their interim title fight.

The outcome? McGregor KOs Mendes in two.

“I’m glad I didn’t take that bet,” a laughing White said during the UFC 194 Embedded special that aired on FOX prior to Saturday night’s pay-per-view.

Journalist Robin Black read back McGregor’s quote about Aldo “all of a sudden being in danger,” at the UFC 194 post-fight press conference, which was hosted by C-Mac himself, and the new UFC Featherweight Champion was happy to elaborate now that the man often accused of being “all talk” had just “walked the walk.”

“If you can see it here, and you have the courage enough to speak it, it will happen,” McGregor said. “So, I see his shots. I see his sequences. And I don’t shy away from them. A lot of times people believe in seeing things but they keep it to themselves. They don’t put it out there. You truly believe it if you become vocal with it. It actually will become reality.

“I knew he would overextend. And I knew I would catch him, so, ‘Mystic Mac’ strikes again.”

Another pre-fight quote from McGregor, said to BT Sport’s Gareth A. Davies read:

“He wont be there, I just don’t think he will be there. He didn’t show up last time. We’ll see. History, eye contact, his gym, training approach; I just think with all those things combined he can’t make it to the contest. But, if he shows up, I feel I will KO him inside one. If he makes that walk, I feel every single movement I make will get an overreaction out of him because he is emotionally invested in it. There is too much in it for him. The whole country of Brazil. It’s all piling on him. I feel he will react a million times. That’s how I feel the fight playing out. I see him overreacting, overextending and then being knocked out unconscious.”

How does he do it? Who knows. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. Ronda Rousey’s reign may be over, but the UFC has found their new marquee superstar, and his name is “The Notorious” Conor McGregor.

Re-witness Conor McGregor’s stunning 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo from Saturday’s UFC 194 pay-per-view by clicking here. For detailed round-by-round UFC 194 results, click here.

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