UFC featherweight Conor McGregor is recovering from knee surgery, but is keeping his name in the media like someone with a fight on PPV Saturday night. In an interview with Irish independent radio station News Talk, McGregor offered compelling words on division champion Jose Aldo, Diego Sanchez, and others.
One UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo:
"I think he's basic," said McGregor as transcribed by MMAFighting. "His movements are limited. He doesn't do any crazy movements. There's nothing that jumps off the page when I look at him. I thought that straight away. A lot of guys think he's this and think he's that. I certainly don't. That fight will happen and when that fight does happen everyone's going to see. I'm going to prove what I'm saying."
On Diego Sanchez:
"I would love that fight, but he's been getting his ass whooped in the past couple fights. I don't want to end his career. He's already slowing. Like he said, he's been with the promotion for nine years. He's been there since Ultimate Fighter 1. He's the original Ultimate Fighter. The guy can barely string a sentence together. It's time to call it a day.
"This is a dangerous game. You don't want to hang around this game too long. I'm going to get in, whoop everyone, take the belts and go home with all the money."
On #1 featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas:
"Nobody does care. When he got the fight against Aldo he fought like he was happy he got the chance. He didn't fight to win. He fought to compete. He fought for the chance. I'm not fighting for the chance. I'm not trying to just get up there so I can say I fought for the belt. I'm taking it. That's my mind frame.
"You can tell by a guy by the way he speaks and what way he approaches the fight. What way he's thinking. He fought just for the chance. He didn't fight to win. He fought to see the bell. The same way I thought Holloway fought. He didn't fight to win. He fought to make it three rounds."
On Dustin Poirier and Cub Swanson:
"[Poirer] has an unusually small head. These are all facts. He's got a big frame with a little, small peahead. Cub Swanson is a little wrinkly mother f---er. He looks old and s---. I'm just stating facts."
McGregor will likely fight on Jul. 19 event in Dublin, Ireland, opponent TBA.
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