Conor McGregor is making quite a name for himself. Not just as a UFC fighter, but as someone who is accurately predicting his fights. He's picked the round that he beats opponents in before, but this time against Aldo - he even predicted how he would win.
The first question he was asked in the post event press conference was if he remembered his prediction from Thursday:
I said his right hand would get him into trouble, it's the shot I predicted. I said he'd overload on his right hand. I said I'd slip. I'd said I'd bang the left hook, and that's what happened.
Close, but word for word, McGregor said on Thursday:
I felt when we stared down, I felt his right hand was twitching, which was a subtle tell for me. He's 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 but either way it is not good for them.
I will create traps and dead space inside that Octagon. I will walk him into that dead space. All of a sudden he will be in danger.
So naturally enough, the journalists next question after the bout was simply: "How do you do that?":
If can you see it and have the courage enough to speak it, it will happen. I see these shots. I see these sequences and I don't shy away from them.
I know he would over-extend, and I knew I would catch him. So, Mystic Mac strikes again.
Strap yourselves in folks, we're in for quite a ride here.
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