I would say that reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Jose Aldo wasn't impressed by Conor McGregor, who won the interim featherweight title against Chad Mendes at UFC 189 earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada (video), but "Junior" didn't even bother watching it.
Sorry, he's just not that into you.
But hey, nothing personal (well okay, maybe it is), because Aldo doesn't watch much mixed martial arts (MMA) as it is, unless a friend or training partner happens to be competing. Besides, the injured champ doesn't need to bother watching tape when he can rely on coach Andre Pederneiras.
Aldo talks to the Brazilian media (via MMA Fighting):
"When my friends aren’t fighting, I don’t even watch it. 'Dede’ talked to me about it, said it’s cool, that it was a good fight for us. He saw his game, that Chad was winning while he had gas, and that they shouldn’t have stopped the fight. But when I’m not fighting, I don’t read or watch anything. I was upset with this injury. This was one of the biggest fights in the history, and we had all the promotion, everything that was needed. I’ve never been through something like this, especially for a fight that everybody wanted to see. This fight would bring a lot of money. [Ireland] would be great, I don't see any problem with that. They can say whatever they want. If they don't say it in Portuguese, I won't understand a word, so I don't care."
Sounds bananas, but unlikely to happen.
That's because UFC President Dana White already declared that Aldo vs. McGregor, which would effectively unify the promotion's featherweight titles, is going to happen in Las Vegas, as "Sin City" is the "fight capital of the world." The good news is, we may not have to wait very long.
Tick tock, tick tock...