Conor McGregor is an enigma unto himself, doing whatever the hell he wants to with no stopping.
That includes staring deep into the soul of Jose Aldo at UFC 200, unrelenting in his gaze at the Brazilian fighter that he despatched in 13 seconds last year at UFC 192 to become the UFC's featherweight champion.
Aldo, who was taking on Frankie Edgar in the middle of the octagon, had to put up with McGregor's stares during the fight, with McGregor starting the mind games early on his potential future opponent.
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McGregor was watching the matchup with incredible intent, as shown by this picture taken and posted on Instagram.
Whatever you think, that is seriously creepy. Just look at this other angle of McGregor, who was standing while everyone else in the crowd was sat down.
Aldo came away with the decision win and was crowned the UFC interim featherweight champion, but with McGregor lurking in the shadows, he may not be holding that belt for too long.
Dana White let it be known that McGregor was definitely returning to the division where he is still the champion after his match against Nate Diaz at UFC 202, and will face Aldo to unify the belts.
“(McGregor) made it very clear he’ll return to featherweight to defend his belt and fight that person,” White said after UFC 200. “He’ll fight Jose after his next fight against (Nate) Diaz.”
McGregor KO'd Aldo in 13 seconds the last time they met and will be hoping for a similar performance in their rematch.