But Roddy is so confident in the striking of the "Notorious" one, that the coach for "Team Europe" on this season's installment of The Ultimate Fighter says McGregor will embarrass Aldo, a feat nobody has managed to yet accomplish.
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In an interview with Fightland Vice, Roddy makes it sound like the fight won't even be close:
"I think Conor is going to shock everybody again. Honestly, I think he's going to make this look easy. I really think Conor is going to embarrass Aldo. I think Aldo is going to come out very aggressive, Conor will make him miss and then he's going to punish him for that with his devastating striking. Aldo has to close that distance and Conor is a lot bigger than him, he's a lot longer. In order for Aldo to land, he's going to have move forward. He has to get on the inside to land them shots and that's when he's going to get clipped. Conor is going to be very elusive and he'll crack him as he's trying to come in."
According to Roddy, McGregor says he was very comfortable on his back, knowing he'd get an opportunity to strike again sooner or later.
"The second round started on the feet again and Mendes just couldn't deal with that. It's the same with all of them. At the end of the day, Conor has 25 minutes in there to hit you once on the chin so the odds are always going to be in his favor. The odds are in his favor even if it's a five minute round, never mind 25 minutes."
Aldo has long been the terror of the featherweight division, first at World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and now in UFC. With a 25-1 professional mixed martial arts (MMA) record, Aldo hasn't tasted defeat in 10 years and has never surrendered more than one round on the scorecards.
However, the Brazilian has certainly looked vulnerable in recent years. After rattling off seven consecutive knockouts between 2007 and 2009, the fearsome striker has been known to coast in fights, as evidenced by the fact he relies on the judges more often than in the past.
What do you think? Will Aldo get "embarrassed" by McGregor, or will the belt be back in Brazil for Christmas?