Jose Aldo’s Coach “Can’t See” Former Champ Not Fighting For Title Next
By FCF Staff
It remains to be seen what the UFC’s plans for Jose Aldo are, but according to the former champ’s coach, they better include a title fight or an immediate rematch with Conor McGregor.
Following Aldo’s stunning, 13 second loss to McGregor at UFC 194, the fighter has called for another bout with the new champ. Since Aldo hadn’t lost a fight in ten years, and was the only featherweight champ the UFC had known, he and his supporters believe he should be granted an immediate rematch.
So far, however, it appears as though the UFC is planning to have McGregor fight featherweight contender Frankie Edgar next, or possibly move him to 155. Recently Aldo’s coach, Andre Pederneiras, spoke to the Brazilian publication Combate. While doing so, the Nova Uniao leader had this to say (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“Well, I disagree,” Pederneiras said, while discussing the fact there’s more talk about McGregor fighting someone else than Aldo. “They don’t care if I agree or not, but here’s what I say: I can’t see Aldo not fighting for a belt or not in an immediate rematch. It wouldn’t be fair if that doesn’t happen, but happen to others. ‘There’s no immediate rematch for anyone’, cool, we know what the rule is. ‘(There’s rematch) because she’s blond and sells well’? I’ll dye Aldo’s hair. Right?”
“I don’t see other scenario than a new fight, so we can really have a fight. In my head, what happened wasn’t a fight, just a punch that landed and ended it quickly.”
Aldo defended the featherweight title nine times after winning it with the WEC in 2009 and then moving to the UFC.