Jose Aldo took a big step forward in the bantamweight division after his impressive win over Pedro Munhoz, and this sparked rumors of a rematch with Conor McGregor.
Jose Aldo defeated Pedro Munhoz, a long-time contender in the under 135-pound division, by a persuasive victory at UFC 265. Junior has now won two straight matches since having lost to Petr Yan in the bantamweight title match. In December of last year, Aldo also conquered Marlon Vera.
Following Jose Aldo's victory at UFC 265, ESPN commentators Chael Sonnen and Max Kellerman brought up the possibility of a rematch with Conor McGregor.
Jose Aldo is advancing in the bantamweight division.
In 2015, Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor faced off in a title match. When the match was only 13 seconds old, the Brazilian boxer was defeated quickly. Aldo is currently undefeated in the under 135-pound division, while McGregor has struggled in the lightweight division, with only one win in the last five years. Recently, the Irish boxer suffered a nasty leg injury, which resulted in him losing a technical knockout to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. As a result, Jose Aldo appears to have lost interest in fighting the former champion of two UFC weight classes.
In an interview with MMA Fighting, Jose Aldo said he didn't get a chance to interfere in the rematch; neither of them considered it, and they went their separate ways.
In a featherweight title fight, Jose Aldo was defeated by Conor McGregor.
Jose Aldo insists that his current goal is to win the bantamweight title, not a lightweight duel with Conor McGregor.
Jose Aldo does not see the possibility of me fighting Conor, or maybe never. He claims that he is about to fight for the title; he wants to make history and build a career in bantamweight.
When Sonnen and the others talk about a rematch, Jose Aldo gets excited, but he doesn't think he'll be able to compete against him. His next fight will be at bantamweight, thereby bringing them closer to a title fight.