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Conor McGregor says he was hoping to fight Frankie Edgar next, not Jose Aldo.

We've probably all seen the photo of McGregor standing in the crowd at UFC 200 intently staring at the fight between Edgar and Aldo. The winner of the fight would obtain the featherweight interim belt and likely face McGregor to unify the title after his rematch with Nate Diaz.

"That was why I was there," McGregor said during the UFC 202 media call. "I wanted to see if this mother f*cker comes through this and can do what he's saying, well then it's on. But Aldo ended up taking that belt again."

Sounds like McGregor is a little disappointed in the results huh?

"I was scheduled to fight Aldo many times," McGregor said. "We had like a two-year media run, the whole thing. I spent so much time with that man and he pulled out. Then we finally got into it and it took me one shot to the crown to shut his lights out. So I don't know what he's thinking. Right now, I'm prepared for a war and that's that."

War is coming.

McGregor faces Diaz in just over a week for his second attempt at 170 pounds and Diaz.

Watch the pair face off at UFC 202 August 20.


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