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UFC 189: Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor featherweight title fight official for July 11 in Las Vegas

It's on!

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Conor McGregor took part in the fan Q&A earlier today (Fri., Jan. 30, 2015) as part of the UFC 183 weigh-in festivities, which goes down this weekend (Sat., Jan 31, 2015) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and features a much-anticipated "super fight" between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz.

Full video here.

"Notorious," though, ran a bit late to the stage, as he revealed he was busy taking care of some rather important business:

Signing on the dotted line to face current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Jose Aldo. A fight Conor revealed will go down at UFC 189 on July 11, 2015 from inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in "Sin City."

"We have the fight date for McGregor-Aldo, the biggest fight of the year. Saturday, July 11 at International Fight Week. I'm going to rip that Brazilian's head off."

When asked to compare his chances with those of Aldo's past foes, Chad Mendes and Frankie Edgar, Conor said there is no comparison, because he's a different animal when compared to short wrestlers who should be fighting at bantamweight.

"That's a good question. I am a different animal than Frankie and Chad. I believe, personally, that both of those competitors should be 135'rs. Aldo has made a career out of beating short wrestlers who are not the best on the feet. Now, it's a different ball game altogether. Now, you're coming in with a guy with long reach, range that is going to come straight for you straight from the bell. This is going to be a different contest, all you have to do is look to realize that. It is not the same fight."

"Notorious" earned his shot at the strap after winning his fifth straight bout under the UFC banner by stomping out Dennis Siver in the very first round at UFC Fight Night 59 a few weeks back (recap). Afterward, the fiery Irishman stormed out of the cage to confront Aldo (see it), but thankfully, cooler heads prevailed.

But now that we have an official time, date, and place, it won't be long before the two men can finally get their hands on each other.

UFC 189 will cap off International Fight Week, an action-filled week that features tons of activities, such as UFC sponsored pool parties, concerts,  and the fan expo, which runs from July 7-12 in Las Vegas.

Any of you Maniacs out there planning on spending your Fourth of July Weekend in "Sin City?"

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