A enormous eradicate over perennial bantamweight contender Pedro Munhoz pushed Jose Aldo one step nearer to at least one other shot on the 135-pound title within the UFC, and all over yet again inspired talks a few most likely rematch with Conor McGregor.
The Nova Uniao indispensable particular person wants no phase of it, despite the indisputable truth that.
Aldo positioned on one of many most attention-grabbing performances of his stellar profession at UFC 265, defeating Munhoz by job of unanimous decision to notch his second straight eradicate after outpointing Marlon Vera this past December. Soon after, ESPN commentators Chael Sonnen and Max Kellerman re-ignited talk of a rematch with the Irishman..
Aldo and McGregor met in a title unification bout in 2015, and the fight lasted 13 seconds, with the Irish celeb dethroning Aldo in devastating style. Aldo insisted on an rapid rematch since he had dominated the weight class for over 5 years within the now-defunct WEC and UFC, however the promotion by no diagram booked it. As an alternative, they allowed McGregor to slump up a division and wretchedness for a second title.
Now, Aldo is prospering at 135 pounds, and McGregor holds lawful one victory at some stage within the final 5 years whereas recovering from a leg spoil suffered against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. The Brazilian sees no mosey for meals and no need for a assemble-over.
“That’s what I don’t understand, brother,” Aldo said in an interview with MMA Combating. “Relief when it must occupy befell, enjoy they are going rematches and trilogies, I didn’t occupy the replace, no person considered something else, and each one went their contrivance. Now that the disclose has inverted yet again, it feels enjoy they occupy the duty to ebook it.
“No, I don’t gaze myself struggling with Conor. By no diagram, I judge. I’m able to even direct that. It could most likely well happen day after right this moment to come, but that’s no longer the ride. I root for him right this moment, I’m hoping he recovers from the harm and fights yet again on the very ideal stage and becomes champion yet again, on legend of that contrivance he and I will always be collectively. No topic if I’m down and he’s up or the assorted contrivance around, other folks will always assign out names collectively, and that contrivance we lift each assorted up.”
Aldo began a fresh eating regimen in 2019 to map the slump to 135 pounds and has since made weight four events, whereas McGregor hasn’t competed at featherweight on legend of the evening he beat the Brazilian. “The Notorious” even had a trio of bouts at welterweight alongside the contrivance.
“No, man, there’s no contrivance,” Aldo said of a rematch at lightweight. “I’m going after a fight for the belt, I deserve to form this profession at bantamweight and map history this style. I’m chuffed that Sonnen and others are talking about this rematch, but I don’t gaze myself [fighting him]. I gaze my next fight being at bantamweight, and that contrivance we’ll be shut to struggling with for the belt.”