Conor McGregor ignited quite a bit of excitement in a fight that won’t happen for several months Sunday night, sprinting up and over the Octagon to face off with Jose Aldo.
Seconds after finishing Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 59, “Notorious” met up with Aldo and started to scream at him. The win was his 13th consecutive victory, including his fifth with the UFC.
“Spit shine that belt,” McGregor said to Aldo, the reigning UFC featherweight champion. “Brint it back for me to take it.”
They were going to square off inside the cage, but the was nixed.
“He’s gone back to Brazil,” McGregor said.
With all the pressure on himself, the Irish fighter delivered, picking Siver apart with kicks and strikes. Siver scored a pair of takedowns, but was unable to keep McGregor down for an extended period of time.
“I felt comfortable throughout,” he said. “Everyone keeps talking that I am all talk. This guy is all talk. But you never hear talk about the skill, the technique because they know I own that.”
McGregor also admitted that he was a little off on his pre-fight prediction of two minutes, saying “I meant two rounds.”