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Conor Urges Aldo To Fight At 189

Conor McGregor to Jose Aldo: 'Toughen up'
By Elias Cepeda, FoxSports.com
UFC featherweight Conor McGregor of Ireland speaks to media during the UFC 189 World Championship Media Availability on March 31, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)UFC featherweight Conor McGregor of Ireland speaks to media during the UFC 189 World Championship Media Availability on March 31, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)UFC featherweight Conor McGregor of Ireland speaks to media during the UFC 189 World Championship Media Availability on March 31, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
Amidst the continuing controversy and uncertainty regarding featherweight champion Jose Aldo's health and ability to fight next month against Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 189, the challenger spoke up and spoke out to FOX Sports. "There's a lot on the line," he said in a televised interview, Saturday night.

"A lot of money, a lot of pride. There should be no reason to pull out of this contest. But if he does, that's on him and I cannot force another individual to step in there. If I ask myself truly, would I like to step in there and face me, I'd probably go running, too. If it's little mini Mendes, we'll smoke him, too."

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