McGregor took just 13 seconds to KO Aldo in their title fight at UFC 194, but the former champion says that there needs to be a rematch.
“You will come back (to the featherweight division) with your tail between your legs after what happened, after that embarrassment,” Aldo told Esporte Espetacular (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “You will come back. My hand almost caught you, but when it does for good, you will sleep.”
Aldo says that McGregor is a different fighter when the fight isn’t going in his favor.
“He’s a lion when he’s attacking, but a kitten when he’s getting beat up,” Aldo said. “Everybody saw in his eyes that he’s just a p—- that quits when he’s getting beat up. That’s what we saw.”
While reports indicate that Conor McGregor will be fighting Nate Diaz in an immediate rematch at UFC 200, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has also been campaigning hard for a featherweight title shot that he was promised. Aldo insists that it is his rematch with McGregor that the people want to see.
“I’m waiting for the rematch,” he said. “It’s the right thing to do in my opinion because there was no fight, and everybody wants to see a fight. Everybody wants to see me beating him up, and that’s what I’m going to do. I will run through him, that’s a fact. I don’t see other scenario in my head besides going there and winning, and getting my belt back.”