The 'will he or won't he' saga may finally be over!
According to Jose Aldo, speaking at a recent media day in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, he was told via UFC President Dana White that he would force Conor McGregor to return to the 145 pound division following his rematch with Nate Diaz.
"That's what Dana said," Aldo said. "Dana said his next fight has to be at featherweight, so I'm hopeful."
McGregor, who holds the featherweight title, asked to fight the then 155 pound champion Rafael dos Anjos in hopes of becoming the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two weight classes at the same time.
Unfortunately injury caused dos Anjos to withdraw from the match and Nate Diaz stepped in... but at 170 pounds. McGregor lost that fight but that wasn't the end of it. He became obsessed with a rematch and he got his wish, despite having not defended own title yet. In the meantime, Aldo regained the title (interim) that he lost to McGregor.
But everyone wondered... would McGregor come back to 145 or would he insist on the 155 title fight he was originally promised? Or God forbid a possible third fight with Diaz if Conor wins the rematch.
It looks as thought he will return to 145, at least thats what Aldo is being led to believe.
Regardless he says he will fight anyone the UFC matches him with.
"I want to be champion. Whoever they put in there, I will win," he said.
McGregor is set to face Diaz Aug. 20 at UFC 202.
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