Jose Aldo Says Conor McGregor Will “Never” Accept Rematch
By FCF Staff
A lot of fans, particularly those of Jose Aldo, would like to see him fight Conor McGregor again, but the UFC’s featherweight champ says it will never happen.
Aldo and McGregor battled in December of 2015, and the latter took the featherweight crown via a 13 second knockout. Aldo repeatedly called for rematch in the coming months, but the fight never materialized, and McGregor is now the champion at 155 pounds.
Up next, Aldo will fight interim 145 champ Max Holloway on June 3rd. But, Aldo continues to field questions about McGregor. When asked about the Irish star recently, here is some of what Aldo had to say (quote via MMA Junkie):
“Everybody goes back and talks about this, if I want (a rematch) or not. It’s not up to me. It’s up to the UFC. And we know that it’s never happening. I don’t even know if he’s fighting again. I ask not just the reporters, but everyone who talks about ‘Aldo …’ This doesn’t exist anymore. The UFC tried to make that fight, and he didn’t accept it, and he never will. Because what happened is never happening again. It’s good to make that clear for everyone.”
“I see athletes, reporters, UFC people saying that ‘Aldo wants to fight (McGregor) … Man, there’s no way. He doesn’t want to fight me anymore, and it’s never happening again. And that’s good, because then nobody ever talks about my name or his. I don’t give a damn about what Conor is or isn’t doing…”
UFC 212 will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It will mark the first time Aldo has fought since last July, when he defeated Frankie Edgar via unanimous decision.