If you watched the “Embedded” video the UFC posted for this past weekend’s “World Tour” event, then you know that the tension between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo is getting, pretty, pretty intense. So much so, that Aldo’s coach has apparently warned Dana White to be on his toes at all times, so that McGregor never touches the champ during their media tour (dun, dun, dunnnn).
Now of course, McGregor has been firing verbal shots at Aldo for months now, but because they’re booked to fight on July 11th, and are doing a media tour, they’re going to be in much closer proximity in the coming weeks. And we know that McGregor is going to be in Aldo’s face at every appearance and talking some serious trash.
Well, while speaking to FOX Sports 1 after UFC FN 62 this past weekend, White reported the following (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“(Aldo head coach) Andre Pederneiras told me – he’s not joking, he’s dead serious – that I better make sure that Conor McGregor does not touch Jose Aldo once during this entire tour,” White said. “The level of disrespect that’s coming out of (McGregor’s) mouth will not be followed by the level of disrespect by him being touched.”
“I better sleep, eat my Wheaties and be ready on this trip to keep these two from touching each other, which I’m very conscious of,” White added. “It’s going to fun. It’s going to be interesting, and I can’t wait for that fight. It’s going to be the biggest featherweight fight ever.”
Yes, if you saw the look on Aldo’s face, after he squared off with McGregor this past weekend, White could have some serious work ahead. It’s certainly going to be a massive fight.
UFC 189 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 11th.
The card will also feature welterweight champ Robbie Lawler taking on Rory MacDonald. Lawler faced MacDonald in 2013 and defeated him via split decision.