We’re in a bit of a whirlwind right now in the UFC.
Titles change hands almost every other month, plenty of spotlight is on anti-doping violations, and the organisation can’t seem to put together an entire fight card without any controversy.
THE ROAD TO UFC 205
This time, the focus is on UFC 205, with the event set to take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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Eight matches have been announced for the event, the latest being two huge contests with Miesha Tate battling Raquel Pennington and Joanna Jedrzejczyk defending her gold against Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Although some huge clashes are set to take place, the biggest attractions in the sport in Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey were unable to be confirmed for the card; the stars the organisation wanted in the main event.
McGregor was in line to face Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight crown, the title he was scheduled to fight for against Rafael dos Anjos earlier this year before losing to - and eventually beating - Nate Diaz.
However, UFC President Dana White has revealed that Notorious isn’t actually injured and is able to fight, despite what previous reports may have suggested.
Not only that, he’s calling for what many fight fans are desperate to see, a UFC 194 rematch against Jose Aldo.
MCGREGOR NOT INJURED, ONLY HURT
Speaking on UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1, White said: “Conor’s foot is hurt, but he thinks he can fight.
“I want him to fight Aldo.”
This just throws another spanner into the works; everybody wants a piece of McGregor, including Alvarez and Aldo.
However, Alvarez may have another massive test on his hands with White confirming the unbeaten and dangerous Khabib Nurmagomedov could be next in line for a shot at the lightweight title.
White simple added: “He is the number one contender,” which suggests this merry-go-round could eventually end with two huge title matches taking place, including one at UFC 206 in Toronto.
You can be sure McGregor will be right in the middle of it all.
Should Conor McGregor give Jose Aldo a rematch? Or focus his attention elsewhere? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.
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