As if the Jose ‘Scarface’ Aldo vs Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor fight needed any more hype, a new promotional video’s been released.
The short YouTube video showcases the very best of both fighters, revealing how McGregor demolished all his competitors to reach this title shot and demonstrates why Aldo hasn’t lost a title fight yet in the UFC.
The 28-year-old Brazilian UFC Featherweight Champion has defended his belt seven times in the octagon. Having faced the best of the division, the Irishman is hoping to be the first fighter to defeat him since 2005.
It will not be an easy task, Jose has come up against a variety of fighters and fighting styles and triumphed every time.
People claimed he couldn’t live with the relentless pace of Mark Hominic, the tenacity of Kenny Florian, the speed of Frankie Edgar, the wrestling of Chad Mendes, he did, in fact he beat Mendes twice.
Aldo’s knockouts might have dried up since his WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting) days, but his ability to win has never wavered. Before he moved to the UFC, he fought in the Zuffa owned WEC, becoming one of the most devastating offensive fighters ever in the lower weight-classes of MMA.
Crushing knockouts, knees to the body, and leg kicks were the trademark of his fighting style a few years ago. He left Urijah Faber unable to walk after 3 rounds in a WEC title fight in April 2010, destroying Faber’s thighs and knees with vicious soccer kicks.
Mcgregor is hoping to catch the veteran Brazilian fighter on the decline and Aldo’s last few fights might suggest his prowess is waning, however Conor has never faced an opponent this skilled and determined. To call this a step up in competition is an understatement, it’s a bit like complaining that Messi only scores 3 goals in a game when he used to score 4.
Aldo is still one of the greatest pound for pound fighters in MMA history, Conor will need all the concentration, skill, and luck he can muster to defeat the champ.
UFC 189 takes place on July 11th, 2015
Watch the Mcgregor vs Aldo promo video below.