Conor McGregor is less than three weeks away from the biggest pay day of his life – his Aug. 26 bout with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.
But if McGregor’s UFC rival, Jose Aldo, is right, it’ll be McGregor’s last fight.
Aldo was on the losing side of McGregor’s biggest UFC win when McGregor ended Aldo’s 10-year unbeaten run with a 13-second knockout at UFC 194 in 2015. Aldo has only fought twice since (most recently losing to Max Holloway at UFC 212), but he had plenty to say about the upcoming McGregor-Mayweather fight.
Aldo said via the Los Angeles Times:
“There is no way McGregor can defeat Mayweather. Mayweather has done this his entire life and it’s a different sport.”
He added that McGregor, who is set for a 9-figure pay day, will take the money and run away from combat sports after Aug. 26.
“After Mayweather, when he gets lots of millions of dollars, he’ll probably never fight again.”
“It’s a joke.” Aldo said. “He’s just looking for the money.”
While there’s little debate that money is the factor in both McGregor and Mayweather agreeing to the fight, there hasn’t been any indication that McGregor, who is just 29, plans to quit fighting.
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