Jose Aldo was on a 10-year undefeated run in mixed martial arts before being knocked out by Conor McGregor in just 13 seconds at UFC 194 last December 2015. Aldo lost his UFC featherweight championship and there are questions on how can he come back from such a devastating loss.
The 29-year-old fighter will be facing Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 this July in his first bout since his first career KO loss. He told reporters during the UFC 200 press conference that he is going to prove to everyone that his loss to McGregor was a fluke.
“That was a rare occurrence; it’s like a Comet Halley passing – it only happens once every 100 years. You guys can rest assure I’m very hungry just like Frankie is. We’re going to give you guys the best fight of the night,” Aldo said via MMA Junkie.
The Brazilian has been looking for a rematch against McGregor and he is going to get it if he defeats Edgar. It will be his second match against “The Answer” with Aldo winning via unanimous decision last February 2013 at UFC 156.
It will be a hard task to defeat Edgar at the moment since he has been on a roll lately. The former UFC lightweight champion is on a five-fight winning streak. His most recent victory was a first-round knockout win over Chad Mendes at The Ultimate Fighter 22 finale.
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However, Aldo remains confident and he thinks that he is still the featherweight champion. He will do everything he can to beat Edgar then get his belt back from the Irish champion.
“In my opinion, I’m still the champ; this was just a setback. I’m going to get my belt back. I’m going to beat Conor. But I think I should have had, but they put against Frankie now, so we’re going to fight Frankie first. But we’re going to get that belt back,” Aldo said.
On the other hand, Conor McGregor is out of the UFC 200 card and his next fight is surrounded by a lot of questions. UFC 200 will be held at the newly-built T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 9, 2016.
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