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It looks like Jose Aldo is still not over his devastating loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 194 where he lost his featherweight title to the brash Irishman in just 13 seconds. Aldo is also not happy that he was not granted an immediate rematch.
Aldo told ESPN:
“Obviously, there was luck involved. He was lucky to get that shot in right away. If my punch would have landed a little lower, then he would have been the one on the mat. So there was definitely luck involved.”
Aldo will fight Frankie Edgar for the interim UFC featherweight belt at UFC 200, while McGregor will try to avenge his recent loss against Nate Diaz at UFC 196 in March during the same event. The winner of the fight between Aldo and Edgar is expected to face McGregor next when he returns to 145lbs win or lose against Diaz
Aldo is not happy with the fact that he still hasn’t received a rematch, per ESPN:
“Obviously, I’m not happy that I didn’t get a rematch. It’s disrespectful due to everything I’ve done. I’m deserving of a rematch, and it’s not just me who says that. Everyone has been coming up to me, asking when the rematch is going to happen. But I’m an employee for the UFC, and this is what they decided. What can I do?
Conor is going to have to come back [to the division] to fight me. I expect that. Everybody expects that.”
After two bouts outside of the featherweight division, McGregor will have no choice but to return to the division and defend his belt if he wants to remain the champion.
If he does return, Aldo will finally have his chance to avenge the only loss he has suffered in the last few years, provided he gets past Edgar first.
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