Interim UFC featherweight title holder Conor McGregor has sent reigning champion Jose Aldo yet another warning ahead of their highly-anticipated title unification bout at UFC 194 next week.
McGregor and Aldo have been involved in a fierce rivalry since they were supposed to face off at UFC 189 in July. However, Aldo withdrew from that fight due to a rib injury and McGregor knocked out Chad Mendes, who was called up as Aldo’s replacement, in two rounds to be crowned the interim champion.
Since then, McGregor has sent a barrage of taunts in Aldo’s direction, but the Brazilian has kept his cool for the most part. But, that hasn’t stopped the Irishman from trying to get under Aldo’s skin just days ahead of their clash in the Octagon in Las Vegas.
Wake up Jose. It's all over. pic.twitter.com/3QAKqWfiAE
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) December 1, 2015
However, McGregor has also been training vigorously ahead of the bout as he stands a chance of becoming the first man to end Aldo’s five-year streak as featherweight champion. The 27-year-old also has an opportunity to hand Aldo his first loss since November 2005.