As Jose Aldo does not want to step back into the Octagon with Conor McGregor. At least that’s ‘The Notorious One’ himself thinks.
The UFC 145-pound champion recently took part in a Facebook chat for LAD Bible, and gave his thoughts on the man he knocked out in 13-seconds to win the featherweight title’s attempt to terminate his UFC contract and walk away from the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA):
“I don’t think he wants the rematch,” McGregor said. (courtesy of FOX Sports). “I think he’s happy with this feud and this ‘get out’ clause.
“I knocked him out, he came back, won a decision, he has an interim belt. I think he wants this kind of feud with the UFC and he wants to just separate himself. He doesn’t want this again.”
After being knocked out in rather dramatic fashion of the first round of his UFC 194 match-up with McGregor last December, Aldo would go on to regroup with a unanimous decision win over Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 to win the interim featherweight title. Instead of rematching the Brazilian champion to unify the two titles, however, McGregor instead opted to attempt UFC history and challenge UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.
If the Irishman is successful he will become the first man in UFC history to hold two titles in different weight classes at the same time. This did not sit too well with Aldo, who would respond by expressing his desire to terminate his contract with the UFC and move on from his fighting career.
Aldo has since decided to rethink his retirement path, leaving an immense question mark on the Octagon future of the interim featherweight champ.