UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo wants a rematch with UFC lightweight champion Connor McGregor. Still.
Nearly one year removed from a loss to McGregor that lasted all of 13 seconds, Aldo is still pining for the opportunity to prove he is the superior fighter. McGregor, who held both the featherweight and lightweight titles simultaneously, relinquished the featherweight title this weekend, making Aldo champion once more.
On an appearance on Brazilian television program Planeta SporTV earlier this week, Aldo had some choice words for McGregor, via MMAFighting’s Guilherme Cruz.:
“To me, I never stopped being champion. I lost that fight because of an accident. I knew that I would win a rematch, that I would be champion again. It’s not my fault that he’s such a pu–y he was never the champion. I don’t see myself losing to anyone in this division or any other (division).”
Aldo has been critical of McGregor never defending the title after winning and becoming champion.
An interim title match has been arranged for UFC 206 in light of Daniel Cormier’s scratch from the main event due to injury. Instead, the upcoming bout between Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis becomes more significant, with the winner becoming the interim featherweight title holder and earning the next crack at Aldo.
While McGregor has no plans to fight again anytime soon as he awaits the birth of his first child with longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin, several fighters have come out asking for their shot at the brazen Irishman.
Aldo may eventually get the rematch he has been clamoring for, but it might take a while.