Saturday 17 March 2018

'If you want to make some easy money, put it on me' - Brimming Jose Aldo dismisses spy fears

Featherweight world champion, Jose Aldo
Featherweight world champion, Jose Aldo

Joe Callaghan in Las Vegas

Jose Aldo has no absolutely no worries about spies in his camp - because the intruders would be reporting back to Conor McGregor that the Irishman is in for a brutal defeat here in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

In the latest instalment of the UFC's preview show for the fight, Embedded, McGregor suggested that Aldo's camp has been compromised ahead of their featherweight unification clash at the MGM Grand at UFC 194.

"He brought in a guy to mimic just goes to show how flat and stuck he is," the younger rival had said on the programme. "There’s no one that can mimic me. I have my spies in their camp so I see everything that goes on in that camp."

When pressed on his claim here on Wednesday on whether he had successfully infiltrated preparations in Rio de Janeiro, McGregor simply smiled a knowing smile and said: 'Yes.'

On the other side of the stage at the final press conference before the long-awaited bout, Aldo smirked himself and said he wasn't concerned by potential moles.

"That's not a problem. His spies must be telling him that I'm going to go in there and win the fight. I am confident in my team and we are going to win," said the sport's pound-for-pound king, before suggesting discerning punters should be taking advantage of his underdog status this weekend.

"I don't know who is making the odds but if you want to make some easy money, you put it on Jose Aldo."

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