Jose Aldo Says Nate Diaz – Conor McGregor II “Makes no Sense”
By FCF Staff
Jose Aldo has been clear he wants a rematch with Conor McGregor, and now that the plans for UFC 200 have been announced, the former featherweight champ’s having trouble making sense of it all.
Recently the UFC confirmed what people have been expecting: that McGregor will rematch Nate Diaz on July 9th at UFC 200. The latter submitted McGregor at UFC 196 last month.
In addition, the promotion announced that Aldo will face Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight title that same night.
Since the announcement, Aldo spoke with FOX Sports, and while discussing the main event for UFC 200, he stated:
“You know as an athlete obviously it’s good because I get to fight, but as a fan it sucks,” Aldo said. “There’s not much I can say but it really doesn’t have any logic behind it.
“To me it makes no sense really. Because everyone thought he was going to come back and defend his title and now he’s fighting Nate again. It’s a fight that doesn’t get anyone, anywhere. It doesn’t get Conor anywhere. It doesn’t get Nate anywhere. So it really makes no sense, I don’t know what’s going on.”
Aldo faced Edgar once before in 2013, and won the bout via unanimous decision.
UFC 200 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.