Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White stated that current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor would be returning to 145-pounds for his next fight, this after he squares off with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 next weekend.
With that said, Conor would be returning to featherweight to have a title unification bout with current interim champion Jose Aldo, who McGregor defeated via first-round KO at UFC 194 in just 13 seconds.
Aldo became the UFC’s interim featherweight title holder at last month’s UFC 200 event when he defeated former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision.
McGregor was in attendance at UFC 200 and although he was “happy” to see Aldo win, he does not seem to be to fond of the idea of a rematch with the Brazilian, as he told reporters at his private UFC 202 press conference in Las Vegas:
“That was why I was there,” McGregor said. “I wanted to see if this mother f*cker (Frankie Edgar) comes through this and can do what he’s saying, well then it’s on. But Aldo ended up taking that belt again.”
“I was scheduled to fight Aldo many times,” McGregor said. “We had like a two-year media run, the whole thing. I spent so much time with that man and he pulled out. Then we finally got into it and it took me one shot to the crown to shut his lights out. So I don’t know what he’s thinking. Right now, I’m prepared for a war and that’s that.”
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