If Jose Aldo defeats Frankie Edgar for a second time at UFC 200, then he could lock up a rematch with Conor McGregor, but the former champ insists he’s not thinking about avenging his devastating loss…
Aldo and Edgar are going to battle for the interim featherweight title at the July 9th event, as the reigning champ McGregor, is going to face Nate Diaz for a second time, August 20th. That bout is at 170. McGregor ended Aldo’s storied run as the 145 champ this past December, by knocking out the star in just 13 seconds.
Well, immediately following the jaw dropping defeat, Aldo campaigned hard for a rematch with his rival. But, now that he’s scheduled to fight Edgar at UFC 200, the Brazilian fighter recently said this (quote via UFC.com):
“Right now, my focus is all on Frankie Edgar,” Aldo said, when asked about his loss to McGregor. “That’s really in the past for me. I’ve buried that and that stays in the past. Right now, I’m focused on Frankie – on studying him and looking at him; looking forward and not looking in the past.”
Considering how impressive Edgar has looked in his recent outings, that’s probably very, very wise. Although, chances are on some level, Aldo is still thinking about getting another shot at McGregor.
Aldo and Edgar fought for the first time in 2013, and the latter was handed a unanimous decision loss. Since the defeat, however, Edgar has defeated BJ Penn, Charles Oliveira, Urijah Faber, Cub Swanson and Chad Mendes.
UFC 200 will go down at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. That night is going to be bonkers.