UFC president Dana White revealed that Conor McGregor will return to the featherweight division irrespective of the result of his rematch against Nate Diaz at UFC 202.
Jose Aldo strengthened his chance to have his rematch against Conor McGregor after defeating perennial contender Frankie Edgar at UFC 200. Now that Aldo his holding the interim featherweight title, ‘The Notorious’ has no choice but to return and defend his title.
However, Jose Aldo said that McGregor’s return will be depending upon the result of his rematch against Nate Diaz. If he wins, there is a higher possibility of a trilogy fight against Diaz. However, if he loses, there is no excuse for him not to return to the featherweight division.
“If he loses (to Diaz), it’s highly likely that they put us to fight on November 12, at Madison Square Garden. The Irish community is big over there,” Aldo told the media during a media scrum in Rio de Janeiro. “But if he wins, I think they will do a third fight between them and ruin all my plans.”
Aldo said that he will be betting for Nate Diaz to win the UFC 202 rematch. However, UFC president Dana White confirmed that McGregor will return whether he likes it or not. Conor McGregor also said that he will be returning to the featherweight division to reclaim his belt.
“I’ll reclaim [my belt]. Let all those featherweights know, who are praying that I don’t come back,” McGregor said.
The Irish fighter denied the rumors that he will not be coming back to defend his throne. McGregor said in a press conference for UFC 202 in Las Vegas that the featherweight division is scared for his return. The rematch between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo is expected to take place at UFC 205 on November 12, at Madison Square Garden.
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