Ahead of UFC 187, Conor McGregor worked out for media at the Ultimate Fighter gym in Las Vegas. The Dubliner has been situated in the city as part of his training camp for a number of weeks now.
Speaking about his title bout with Jose Aldo, McGregor told MMA Fighting:
They knew I was coming, fight after fight. I burst onto the scene, called everyone out, knocked everyone out. And it's like 'he's not for real, he's not fought stiff competition'. And then as each individual continues to get knocked out, you've got to say 'holy shit, now he's creeping up on me'. And you can still try to lie to yourself and tell yourself that this is a joke, it's not going to happen. And then guess what, the boxing fight happened where I knocked my opponent down, bounced off the cage and went straight for him. Now there's no running, now it's before you.
So then the World Tour was just the culmination of me looking him dead in the eye and telling him what was going to happen to him. I knew he does not speak English. So I spoke in his native tongue in Rio de Janeiro and I told him he will die.
He also had some fight words for, well, everyone.
I fear no man. I've said this before - if you breathe oxygen, I will come and take you out. I fear nothing.
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