Daniel Cormier Believes Conor McGregor Should Fight Jose Aldo Next
By FCF Staff
Conor McGregor has said a second fight with Jose Aldo doesn’t particularly interest him currently, but Daniel Cormier believes the featherweight champ should return to 145 and face the Brazilian fighter.
Following McGregor’s decision win over Nate Diaz at UFC 202, the Irish star stopped short of committing to a second fight with Aldo. At the same time, McGregor also dismissed the idea that the UFC might strip him of the 145 belt, if he doesn’t face the former champ again. Aldo, who was quickly KO’d by McGregor in December, secured the interim belt last month by earning a UD win over Frankie Edgar.
During the latest “UFC Tonight”, Cormier was asked for his take on what should come next for McGregor, and the light-heavyweight champ said this (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“I think it should be a fight against Jose Aldo. Jose Aldo looked great in his last fight. He ruled over that division for a long time. Skill for skill, he might be the only guy to match him. I wouldn’t be surprised if McGregor went up to 155 vs. Alvarez and jumped Khabib in the line. He’d probably be the favorite going into it.”
McGregor has expressed an interest in fighting at 155 in the past, and following UFC 202, he said he would meet Diaz for a third time at that weight. McGregor also noted, however, that he doesn’t believe a third bout with Diaz will come next.