Conor McGregor is gearing up for what has to be the biggest fight of his life as he tries to avenge his only loss in the UFC against Nate Diaz.
McGregor suffered arguably the most humiliating moment of his career when he tapped out to Diaz's rear-naked choke at UFC 196 and will be doing all he can to get his revenge on the Stockton fighter.
While those two will be going at each other completely at UFC 202 later this month, the UFC seemingly already have an eye towards the future, and McGregor's next fight, in particular.
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According to some quotes from Jose Aldo, via The Daily Star, he has been given assurances that The Notorious One's next fight will be at 145lbs, defending the UFC featherweight title.
“Dana said his next fight has to be at featherweight, so I’m hopeful," Aldo is alleged to have said during a media scrum in his native Rio de Janeiro.
"I’m thinking about that and hope that is the case. But if it’s not, I have no problem."
"I want to be champion. Whoever they put in there, I will win.”
As you will recall, McGregor won the featherweight belt off Aldo back at UFC 194, where he took just 13 seconds to KO the Brazilian. Ever since then, Aldo has called that a lucky punch and claimed he would beat McGregor in a rematch.
Now it seems that we will finally be getting to see if Aldo is right or not.