Conor McGregor said he figured out exactly how to defeat Aldo during the stare-down between the two fighters.
Don't believe him? Well, I guess this 13 second knockout is good enough reason, but even if you think he's a loudmouth, arrogant, cocky piece of shit... you have to admit he backed it all up.
Here's how McGregor claims to have visualized it at his press conference that occurred immediately after UFC 194...
"I felt when we stared down, I felt his right hand was clinching, which was a subtle tell for me. He is ready to unload that right hand and I feel that could be a downfall for him. If he lets that right hand go, I will not be there. I simply enter the way I enter, and that is enough. They either over-extend, or they shrink away. Either way it is not good for them. I will create traps and dead space inside that Octagon, and I will either rock him into that dead space, but all of a sudden he will be in danger."
He then added,
"If you can see it here, and you have the courage enough to speak it, it will happen. So, I see his shots. I see his sequences. And I don't shy away from them. A lot of times people believe in seeing things but they keep it to themselves. They don't put it out there. You truly believe it if you become vocal with it. It actually will become reality. I knew he would overextend. And I knew I would catch him, so, 'Mystic Mac' strikes again."
Here is the press conference in its entirety, in case you feel like hearing everything this man has to say. And it's a lot:
I'm still in awe of how tactical McGregor was in winning this fight. He's worked his ass off to prove he was the champion... and not just the interim one. Now we know... now we know. I see you Conor!