I feel like everyone is talking about Conor McGregor right now and how last night should have been the Jose Aldo/Conor McGregor faceoff and that we shouldn’t be talking about Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver. It’s hard not to agree, considering that Conor McGregor is one of the few homegrown UFC stars in a very, very long time. Why else did they fly McGregor out to Brazil and hold a Q&A with him in front of fans if they weren’t going to build up to him fighting Aldo yet?
I’m not sure how he’d do against Aldo at this point, but this is the path that they have set McGregor on, this is his fate and his destiny, they are possibly pissing money away by putting him up against a tough guy who might be able to on a good night knock him out. The fans want to see the Aldo fight, so just make it happen already.
Aldo put on a tremendous performance last night against Chad Mendes, with Mendes of course holding his own against the UFC Featherweight Champion. Jose Aldo walked away with his hand raised in victory, but many were impressed with the heroic performance by Mendes as well. Rightfully so if you look at Jose Aldo’s face after the fight. I mean, that is the face of a man who took a serious beating. It is also the face of a man who gave a serious beating.
<blockquote class=”instagram-media” data-instgrm-captioned data-instgrm-version=”3″ style=” background:#FFF; border:0; border-radius:3px; box-shadow:0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width:658px; padding:0; width:99.375%; width:-webkit-calc(100% – 2px); width:calc(100% – 2px);”><div style=”padding:8px;”><div style=” background:#F8F8F8; line-height:0; margin-top:40px; padding:50% 0; text-align:center; width:100%;”> <div style=” background:url(data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACwAAAAsCAMAAAApWqozAAAAGFBMVEUiIiI9PT0eHh4gIB4hIBkcHBwcHBwcHBydr+JQAAAACHRSTlMABA4YHyQsM5jtaMwAAADfSURBVDjL7ZVBEgMhCAQBAf//42xcNbpAqakcM0ftUmFAAIBE81IqBJdS3lS6zs3bIpB9WED3YYXFPmHRfT8sgyrCP1x8uEUxLMzNWElFOYCV6mHWWwMzdPEKHlhLw7NWJqkHc4uIZphavDzA2JPzUDsBZziNae2S6owH8xPmX8G7zzgKEOPUoYHvGz1TBCxMkd3kwNVbU0gKHkx+iZILf77IofhrY1nYFnB/lQPb79drWOyJVa/DAvg9B/rLB4cC+Nqgdz/TvBbBnr6GBReqn/nRmDgaQEej7WhonozjF+Y2I/fZou/qAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC); display:block; height:44px; margin:0 auto -44px; position:relative; top:-22px; width:44px;”></div></div><p style=” margin:8px 0 0 0; padding:0 4px;”> <a href=”https://instagram.com/p/umrGzSHfaO/” style=” color:#000; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px; text-decoration:none; word-wrap:break-word;” target=”_top”>And still UFC featherweight Champion of the world José Aldo Junior!! @josealdojunioroficial</a></p><p style=”font-family:Arial,sans-serif;color:#c9c8cd; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;”>A photo posted by Rizzo Rvt Figth & Fitness (@pedrorizzomma) on <time style=” font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px;” datetime=”2014-10-26T05:38:58+00:00″>Oct 10, 2014 at 10:38pm PDT</time></p></div></blockquote><script async defer src=”//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js”></script>
McGregor, on the other hand, did more to promote a possible fight than the UFC did with one photo on his Twitter.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Toasting whiskey to a phenomenal contest. Respect and congrats to both competitors. Rest up well. The King is coming. <a href=”http://t.co/IY2gc2tKtZ”>pic.twitter.com/IY2gc2tKtZ</a></p>— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) <a href=”https://twitter.com/TheNotoriousMMA/status/526254170152910849″>October 26, 2014</a></blockquote>
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