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UFC champ Jose Aldo returns to training in two weeks, promises to smash Conor McGregor

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Is it too early to start talking about the Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor title unification fight?

Not that it matters, since "Junior" is already putting the Irishman on blast following the UFC 189 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which took place last Saturday night (July 11, 2015) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and featured McGregor's technical knockout win over Chad Mendes (watch it).

"I'm still recovering, should be back to training in two weeks," Aldo told radio show Rock Bola (via MMA Fighting). "As soon as the doctor clears me, I'll be back to training. We will run through him no matter when the fight happens, but his time will come. When it does, you can be sure we will smash him."

Until then, the newly-crowned interim champion can play with his toy.

Aldo was forced to withdraw from UFC 189 after suffering a rib injury in training camp. Mendes stepped in on just two weeks notice and was summarily disposed of in the second stanza. Following the "Sin City" showdown, McGregor was elected to coach The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 opposite Urijah Faber (details).

McGregor and Aldo are expected to clash this fall, though we'll likely know more in two weeks.