Friday 22 November 2019

Conor McGregor to Jose Aldo: "I am going to give him my spit bucket so he can spit clean my belt and bring it back to me when I win"

Classy Irishman lit up Boston with brilliant performance

Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Dennis Siver in the second round of their bout
Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Dennis Siver in the second round of their bout
Conor McGregor, after defeating Dennis Siver in the second round of their bout. UFC Fight Night, Conor McGregor v Dennis Siver, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
McGregor, right, in action against Dennis Siver. UFC Fight Night, Conor McGregor v Dennis Siver, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Conor McGregor, left, in action against Dennis Siver. UFC Fight Night, Conor McGregor v Dennis Siver, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
McGregor, left, in action against Dennis Siver. UFC Fight Night, Conor McGregor v Dennis Siver, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
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Ger Keville

Conor McGregor obliterated Dennis Siver in Boston before jumping out of the Octagon to confront Jose Aldo, the man he will fight for the world title this summer.

Siver was merely a sideshow. This was all about McGregor and Aldo. The Brazilian arrived in Boston before the fight dressed as a king with a placard with McGregor's face on it saying: "Go Joker, Go..Make me laugh #AldoKing.

But McGregor is far, far from a joke and we will have to wait until later this year to see who has the last laugh and who will be the king of the UFC flyweight division.

McGregor was simply way too good for Siver and landed punch after punch to the German's bloody and battered face. The Crumlin man said he would finish him off in two minutes. It did take a bit longer but this was an extremely impressive performance from The Notorious.

After the fight, Aldo was invited into the octagon to speak with McGregor, an offer he declined but McGregor had plenty to say.

"I don't know (what I said to him). F**k him anyway. He is one of them, he is one of them that is saying all talk. It's not all talk, I am going to wipe out everyone in this division. I said that and I will do it.

"Hold on and I will get my spit bucket. I am going to give him (Aldo) my spit bucket so he can spit clean my belt and bring it back to me when I win."

Watch McGregor's post-fight interview here:

When McGregor was told Aldo would not be joining him in the octagon for a "chat", he said: "He is gone, he's gone. He's gone back to Brazil with that spit bucket."

McGregor-mania had gripped Boston with the atmosphere in the Garden more akin to a Dublin fight for McGregor. It remains to be seen where the world title fight with Aldo will be staged with Las Vegas, not Dublin, thought to be the likely venue.

"I said two minutes, I meant two rounds. I felt comfortable throughout, I don't think any of these pose a threat," added McGregor.

"Every single one of them keeps on talking about the talk, saying this guy is all talk, he is all for the camera but never once in your life will you hear them talk about the skill or the technique because they know I own that."

Despite not entering the octagon after the fight, Aldo remained calm.

"He is just a joke and a court jester to me and all I do is laugh at him. I can't wait to fight him," said the Brazilian.

McGregor had hoped to fight Aldo in Croke Park but the Crumlin man is happy to go to Vegas where he says he will "collect another head".

"We discussed big business and big business is done in Viva Las Vegas. We are going to go to Las Vegas and one more head will be collected," said McGregor after his win over Siver.

Although Croke Park is a much bigger stadium than anything on offer in Vegas, UFC chief Dana White insists that it makes more financial sense to stage the fight in Vegas due to TV revenue and the high production costs in Croker.

"When you are in a stadium that big there are big production costs. You will have to put something up over the Octagon because it will rain," said White.

McGregor confronts Aldo after the fight:

Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Dennis Siver in the second round of their bout
Conor McGregor celebrates after defeating Dennis Siver in the second round of their bout
Cathal Pendred celebrates after defeating Sean Spencer in their welterweight bout. UFC Fight Night, Cathal Pendred v Sean Spencer, TD Garden, Boston
Holohan, right, in action against Shane Howell
18 January 2015; Conor McGregor, celebrates defeating Dennis Siver in the second round of their bout. UFC Fight Night, Conor McGregor v Dennis Siver, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
McGregor, right, in action against Dennis Siver. UFC Fight Night, Conor McGregor v Dennis Siver, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Conor McGregor, left, in action against Dennis Siver. UFC Fight Night, Conor McGregor v Dennis Siver, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
McGregor, left, in action against Dennis Siver. UFC Fight Night, Conor McGregor v Dennis Siver, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Conor McGregor, after defeating Dennis Siver in the second round of their bout. UFC Fight Night, Conor McGregor v Dennis Siver, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Pendred, right, in action against Sean Spencer
Cathal Pendred celebrates after defeating Sean Spencer in their welterweight bout. UFC Fight Night
Paddy Holohan celebrates his unanimous decision victory over Shane Howell following their flyweight bout
Paddy Holohan makes his way to the octagon ahead of his flyweight bout with Shane Howell
Paddy Holohan, left, in action against Shane Howell during their flyweight bout. UFC Fight Night, Paddy Holohan v Shane Howell, TD Garden, Boston
18 January 2015; Paddy Holohan celebrates his unanimous decision victory over Shane Howell following their flyweight bout. UFC Fight Night, Paddy Holohan v Shane Howell, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Holohan, above, in action against Shane Howell during their flyweight bout. UFC Fight Night, Paddy Holohan v Shane Howell, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Tateki Matsuda, right, in action against Joby Sanchez during their flyweight bout. UFC Fight Night, Tateki Matsuda v Joby Sanchez, TD Garden, Boston
Norman Parke, left, in action against Gleison Tibau during their lightweight bout. UFC Fight Night, Norman Parke v Gleison Tibau, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Irish UFC fans Kristie Spencer and Paul Smith, Washington DC, ahead of Conor McGregor's fight at the TD Garden, Boston
Cathal Pendred, left, in action against Sean Spencer during their welterweight bout. UFC Fight Night, Cathal Pendred v Sean Spencer, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
18 January 2015; Paddy Holohan, above, in action against Shane Howell during their flyweight bout. UFC Fight Night, Paddy Holohan v Shane Howell, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Family of Conor McGregor, from left, niece Taylor, girlfriend Dee Devlin, and parents Margaret and Tony at UFC Fight Night featuring Conor McGregor v Dennis Siver at the TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
18 January 2015; Paddy Holohan, left, in action against Shane Howell during their flyweight bout. UFC Fight Night, Paddy Holohan v Shane Howell, TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE
Matt Van Buren, right, in action against Sean O'Connell during their light heavyweight bout

McGregor landing punches on Siver:

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