Everyone remembers the night when Conor McGregor knocked out previously undefeated Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds of their title match at UFC 194.
Everything about that fight was just majestic, from the build-up to the actual bout. Conor is master of mental warfare, and he completed destroyed Aldo even before the fight started. From taking on his belt at an interview to announcing himself as the King of Rio in the press conference, Conor was in full control.
Justin Gaethje believes Aldo lost the fight even before stepping inside the octagon, in a recent interview with Megan Olivi and Jim Norton, he said “90 percent mental, 10 percent physical. I mean, Conor McGregor, you know some of his success was his ability to make people fight certain fights. You know, not necessarily Jose Aldo. Jose Aldo didn’t go out there and fight Jose Aldo’s fight.”
He continued “You know, he was emotional and if you are fighting emotionally you will not win. You know, you will not be your best. As much as it’s, like, such an emotional experience, you really have to be void of any emotion in the fight…and then my number one rule is never let somebody affect my thoughts or emotions or you know, the way that I process my feelings.”
Justin Gaethje not interested in fighting Michael Chandler in a five-rounder
Gaethje is not interested in fighting Michael Chandler for five rounds. ‘The Highlight’ will be making his return to the Octagon after more than 13 months, since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 (October 2020). He will be taking on Michael Chandler in a stacked UFC card at UFC 268 in the first week of November. The event is expected to take place at the Madison Square Garden.
Justin Gaethje told Brett Okamoto, “F**k that. Why would I sign up for two more rounds? I get paid the same. I get paid the same, at the end of the day. If I’m gonna ever suffer a critical, chronic (injury), or ultimately death in that cage, it will be in round four or five. So I’ll save those for championship fights or main events. I’m cool.”