Recently former UFC featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo took to social media to campaign for a rematch between himself and Conor McGregor. Aldo revealed that he wants a fight with McGregor regardless of whether or not it’s for the belt, and he won’t accept anything less.
Aldo lost to McGregor in 13 seconds at UFC 194, which apparently leaves the UFC in a tough spot when it comes to making an immediate rematch.
in addition, the UFC promised Frankie Edgar the next title shot at featherweight, and Conor McGregor is going up to lightweight to fight Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC lightweight championship.
Dana White joined Opie & Jim Norton to respond to Aldo’s request. MMAJunkie has the transcription:
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“It’s one of those things; we made the fight the first time and he got hurt and had to pull out,” White said in an interview with Opie & Jim Norton. “Then we made it again, and it ended in 13 seconds. It’s tough to make that fight again right away. Plus, Conor wants to be a two-belt champion, so he wants to fight dos Anjos.”
“The problem is that’s what everyone from flyweight to heavyweight is saying now: they all want to fight Conor McGregor,” White said. “He’s the money fight.”