UFC 194 will remain in the history books where the undefeated champion, Jose Aldo surrenders his unblemished record to Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor. So where do Aldo go from there?
Rematch was ruled out as Conor McGregor seems to be decided not to go back to featherweight again.
Aldo then confirms that UFC will focus on the rematch between him and Frankie Edgar – title fight or non title fight – right after UFC 194
“Dana (White) and Lorenzo (Fertitta) went to our locker room and said the next fight would be with Frankie Edgar for the title because Conor wouldn’t make the weight anymore,” Aldo told the media recently.
But Aldo wants a different rematch, the one that concerns his foe who beat him with a ‘lucky punch’ by the name of Conor McGregor.
“That was the idea when the fight was over. But if someone asks me what I want, it’s the rematch, of course. I don’t see another fight for me besides a title fight or a rematch.”
For now, with Aldo not wanting to fight a non-title fight, his camp should decide soon but most likely it can change in the future.
“What I can say is that that’s our idea right now,” Aldo’s manager Andre Pederneiras said in a media scrum in Rio de Janeiro. “It might change tomorrow, but that’s our idea right now.”
“Aldo believes he has this right, and so do I,” he added. “He will only fight for the belt. The champion he was, undefeated for 10 years, he thinks he has the same right others had. Some fighters are getting rematches they deserve less than Aldo. If it’s going to be soon or in 10 years, he thinks he deserves a title fight.”
“I wouldn’t let (McGregor) move up and take the belt with him, but it’s the UFC’s call, I can’t do anything about it,” he said. “I have to accept it. I can’t say I’m happy with it, though. I’m not, and Aldo is not happy about it either. But we can’t do anything about it. When you fight for a company, you have two options: leave the company, or accept the condition and wait, try to negotiate what’s better for you, and that’s what we’re doing right now.”
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