Aldo is scheduled to fight Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight title on July 9th at UFC 200. The promotion says the winner will advance to face McGregor, who KO’d Aldo in just 13 seconds last December to take the 145 belt. There are some, however, who question whether McGregor will ever make the drop again to featherweight. Particularly if he defeats Nate Diaz in their rematch (which is expected to happen).
Well, since Aldo was taken out by his rival, he’s been campaigning hard for a rematch with McGregor. Recently the Brazilian star hosted a fan Q&A in Curitiba, and here is what he had to say about facing the brash fighter again (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“I will get there and run through (Edgar). It doesn’t matter what happens, we will win the fight,” Aldo said. “After that, we will get (McGregor) even if it’s in the streets.”
Whoa. Now, we all know that the chances of McGregor – Aldo II going down in the streets are slim and none. Here’s hoping at some point, however, they do square off in the Octagon once again.
First things first, and that’s Edgar, who is one of the toughest outs in the game. Aldo decisioned Edgar once before, but that was back in 2013. While discussing the rematch, Aldo argued that Edgar will try fighting “differently”, but that eventually he’ll return to his routine and get caught. We shall see.