Recently, Jose Aldo stated that he would like to fight Conor McGregor next if McGregor defeats Siver in January.
Aldo expanded on those statements this week, stating that he thinks Chad Mendes could beat Frankie Edgar, Conor McGregor, and Ricardo Lamas in one night.
“I don’t know if McGregor will have credentials to fight for the title if he beats Dennis Siver but I hope he does. It’s going to be a great fight and I expect him to be my next opponent. It motivates me a lot because he talks a lot, the whole thing gets heated. I really hope to be him the next challenger, so I’ll hit him a lot. He just beat a very tough guy but I can’t see Dustin Poirier inside the division’s top 5, once he lost everytime he faced someone before having a title shot. But Conor is a good athlete and he can mix both sides talking a lot. If he wasn’t talking, he wouldn’t be here at this point.”
“The division has been in a good mix, mostly after Conor’s appearance. All contenders are great fighters. It’s hard to see Frankie Edgar losing but I see Mendes ahead of Edgar, Conor and Ricardo Lamas. In the future I’m sure that I’ll fight these three but obviously the most anticipated one is against Conor and that’s the fight that we are working for. But I see Chad above them at this moment. He could beat all of them at the same night.”
– via Combate