Interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has vowed to “embarrass” reigning champion Jose Aldo at their title unification bout at UFC 194 on Saturday.
There has been much trash talk emanating from McGregor since the pair were scheduled to meet at UFC 189 in July, a fight Aldo withdrew from due to injury, but now their highly-anticipated bout is just days away, and the Irishman has predicted that he will knock Aldo out in the first round and put an end to his five-year reign as champion.
"I'm not just going to beat Jose, I'm going to embarrass him. Nothing can stop me. He can throw anything at me. I'm bulletproof," McGregor told reporters. "I see him being KO'd in the first. Then I can go on to emulate what I did in my previous promotion and hold two belts."
Should McGregor’s prediction come true, the Irishman revealed that he will turn his attention to becoming lightweight champion.
Reigning lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos will defend his title against Donald Cerrone at UFC on FOX 17 on December 19 and McGregor has made it clear that he wants to face the winner of that bout.
"I will KO Jose Aldo and then face the winner of the Anjos-Cerrone fight," he said. "So, within two fights, I will be a two-weight world champion. I joined the UFC to win all the belts and it doesn't matter who holds them – I will get them."