After the comeback of Conor McGregor from a self-imposed ban, UFC President Dana White suggested last week that the Irishman would fight with Jose Aldo in order to fight for the featherweight title.
However, as suggested by the recent comments of “The Notorious”, he isn’t looking for any such fight in the near future.
These comments by McGregor could leave Dana White in a conundrum who has promised the audience of a McGregor – Aldo – a rematch in the near future.
Back in December last year, McGregor stunned Aldo by knocking him out within 13 seconds at UFC 194.
While there could be many reasons why McGregor isn’t interested in a re-match, the manner in which he defeated Aldo back then could be classified as one.
Aldo did win the featherweight title by defeating Frankie Edgar last month, he did so at a time when McGregor was out of the ring.
As a result, the Brazilian is eager to silence his doubters by defeating the Irishman.
“I was there,” McGregor said. “I wanted to see if this mother f*cker comes through this and can do what he’s saying, well then it’s on. But Aldo ended up taking that belt again.”
As suggested by his comments, McGregor was looking forward to a fight with Aldo but apparently the tables have turned once again.
McGregor to fight Diaz at UFC 202
While the news of his fight with Aldo hasn’t been verified yet, one fight in which McGregor certainly feature is his bout with Nate Diaz on August 20.
Last time both these fighters met each other in the ring, Diaz stunned the whole crowd by choking his opponent in the 2nd round.
This defeat was the first in the career of Conor McGregor – who had gone unbeaten in the UFC till then.
Thanks to the unpredictable result that fight became the highest grossing pay per view in the history of UFC.
With many fans calling for McGregor to defend his featherweight title once again, the Irishman will have to lock his horns with Nate Diaz first.