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Jose Aldo still hasn't watched UFC 189: McGregor vs. Mendes

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has no plans to watch Conor McGregor vs Chad Mendes.

Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Jones, Chad Mendes, Daniel Cormier and a host of other fighters have admitted to their obsession of watching tape of opponents. Carefully studying each frame to form a calculated gameplan for fight night. Mapping out the tendencies and habits of their opponent so counters become automatic in the Octagon. Jose Aldo isn't one of those fighters.

The featherweight champion and pound for pound #1 said in an interview last month that he didn't watch Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes at UFC 189 and it seems like the Brazilian has no intention of watching it in the future. 'Scarface' prefers to let his coaches do the studying, so he watched a soccer game instead.

According to Aldo, he's simply not interested in anything McGregor does. "I don't care about him, and I don't care about what he's doing," the champ said, per MMAJunkie.

McGregor was supposed to challenge Aldo for the official featherweight title at UFC 189 but settled for the interim championship instead, after the Rio de Janeiro local pulled out at the last minute due to a rib injury. 'The Notorious' took home the belt after TKO'ing Chad Mendes in the second round and he'll now face Aldo in a title unification bout at UFC 194 on December 12th.

Jose Aldo's coach, Andre Pederneiras, feels that it was 'impossible' for Mendes to beat McGregor on just 18 days notice.

"Chad Mendes, he's trained all his life to beat all the guys in wrestling and MMA," the coach said. "Wrestlers like Chad Mendes are very prepared physically to beat the other guys. If not, he loses, for sure. If you give (a fight) like that, with 18 days to prepare, it's impossible."

Although Aldo was very supportive of Chad Mendes prior to UFC 189, sending a Tweet to 'Money' which said "I'm looking forward to fight u again, because I know you'll beat the Joker up!", the champ shares his coaches sentiments and didn't bother to watch Mendes in the Octagon.

Although Aldo skipped UFC 189, the 28-year-old was bombarded with encouraging text messages from his friends.

"A lot of friends called me and told me, ‘You're going to kill this guy for sure,'" he said of McGregor.

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor are expected to face each other in a title unification bout on December 12th at UFC 194 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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