Speculation has been swarming for weeks now that Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will be squaring off for a rematch at UFC 200. Now that the rematch is official, the two fighters that have been clamouring for a crack at McGregor now know what their next fight will be.
On Wednesday's episode of UFC Tonight, it was announced that the top two featherweight challengers will also be fighting at UFC 200, but for Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, it'll be for an interim 145 pound title.
While this is a temporary fix to a complicated issue in the featherweight division, it was also stated that "at some point down the road" the winner of the interim belt would get a chance to fight McGregor to declare the true champion of the division.
The card for UFC 200 is still in the process of being filled. In addition to McGregor vs. Diaz and Aldo vs. Edgar, the card will also feature the following fights:
Cain Velesquez will face Travis Browne in an important heavyweight matchup.
Former welterweight champion, Johny Hendricks, will fight Kelvin Gastelum.
Lightweight fighters Joe Lauzon and Diego Sanchez will step into the octagon against one another.
Derek Brunson and Gegard Mousasi will fight in a middleweight bout.
Lightweight veterans Takanori Gomi and Jim Miller will also be on the card.
UFC 200 will happen on July 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.