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UFC Quick Quote: Dana White says Jose Aldo 'hates' UFC 189 opponent Conor McGregor

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"Jose Aldo hates Conor McGregor and Conor McGregor just wants what Jose Aldo has. If you take what Jose Aldo has accomplished and the excitement that Conor McGregor brings - it's made this division really fun.

Conor has come into the UFC and basically done everything he said he was going to do. Now the question is: Can he beat Jose Aldo?"

While Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fans have five more events to sit through prior to the massive UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) -- including tomorrow's (Sat., May 30, 2015) UFC Fight Night 67 (live results here) -- Dana White can still hardly contain his excitement for the featherweight showdown pitting the 145-pound king Jose Aldo against his nemesis, Conor McGregor. Speaking with UFC.com, White noted the UFC champ "hates" the Irishman. And how can you blame him after McGregor stole his belt, talked endless amounts of trash, and even smacked him during a media appearance during their unheralded World Tour. Unfortunately for Aldo, he will have to wait until July 11, 2015 to lay his hands on McGregor, and fight fans can catch all the action live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The question is, can the champ make his Irish counterpart pay, or will McGregor really have the mental edge like The Rock suggested?

For more on UFC 190, including the latest fight card and rumors, click here.