So I guess this is a thing now?
Parents can't help but get involved when their kids play sports, evidenced by all those douchebags who scream and cause a commotion during little league games, but I was kind of hoping mixed martial arts (MMA) was going to be different.
While I don't think we have to worry about Conor McGregor's dad punching anyone after a UFC fight (that honor belongs to this dad), it won't stop him from opening up about reigning UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who is expected to fight "Notorious" later this year.
Tony McGregor talks to MMA Hour:
"I can't see the world promo thing going ahead. I wouldn't speak for them, but I couldn't see Aldo going through another world promo tour. I think he's just had enough. Personally, I don't think [Aldo] is afraid of him, I just don't know why he won't face him. I have to have respect for all fighters. Anyone who steps into the Octagon, I have respect for them. I don't know why he pulled out of this, but the fact of the matter is, he did. When it was confirmed that he wasn't fighting, it was a big disappointment for us Irish fans all over the world."
I guess he missed that whole "Aldo is injured" thing from a few weeks back.
Before the UFC 189 main event was reworked to feature McGregor vs. Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title, "Notorious" went on a wild world tour with Aldo and taunted him every step of the way. Unfortunately for the fans, a bum rib put their grudge match on hold.
In the meantime, McGregor will be coaching the next season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) while Aldo gets back into training, perhaps as soon as next week. Once that happens, expect the "Aldo vs. McGregor" train to leave the station, yet again.