Money and marketing, at least for Conor. If he wins he's a two weight champ, holding two belts at the same time, never before done in the UFC. He wants to defend his FW title then against Aldo in a huge PPV as a dual champ in Ireland making Bill Gates money.He should Defend or drop the title. I don't see an inbetween.
Although they had the biggest rivalry in MMA in 2015, Jose Aldo says he actually doesn't dislike Conor McGregor. As he revealed to TV show "Revista Combate", the former UFC featherweight champion says he even has a friendly relationship with Conor.
"It's a friendly relationship. I don't have a problem with him trying to promote himself. If we take a look at it money-wise, it was pretty good. I think there should be more fighters like him at featherweight. I'm not his friend, though. He can go his way and I can go mine."
Furthermore, Aldo says McGregor is usually a mellow person, and only becomes his outgoing self when in front of the cameras or around his own countrymen.
"I've seen him staring at a wall, looking at nothing with everyone around him trying to taunt him and he would just stand there, gazing. He's a regular, mellow guy, but if he sees a camera or some Irish people, he transforms in a such way that makes you say to yourself 'son of a bitch'".
"One day we were hanging out and he said he was going to get the coffee and I said I wanted mine with sugar and he said something like 'nice'. Most of the times we met, there was always someone recording us, though, so he had to keep his persona up. With no cameras, he changes completely."
Jose Aldo recently became the UFC interim featherweight champion, when he defeated Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision, at UFC 200.
Wow, this must be the dumbest post I have seen in a very long time.Fuck Conor McGregor. If he doesn't defend his title, then he's a fucking pussy. If he feels he can make more money elsewhere, then he should drop the title and move on. In the last 2 fights out of his division, he got destroyed, and then looked like shit (I honestly don't see how people think McGregor/Diaz 2 was a great fight.) Who the fuck has McGregor fought to deserve special considerations? The gate keeper Mendes, who's suspended for growth hormones (big fucking surprise), Aldo with a lucky punch, and Diaz by a decision that hung in the balance by 1 round.
Hope this fight doesn't happen, or if it does, I hope Alvarez KO's him bad.