Former UFC featherweight champion José Aldo first met Conor McGregor at UFC 194 back in December 2015. Aldo with seven title defenses and the only man yo ever hold the featherweight belt, undoubtedly came in as a heavy favourite. However, it didn’t took more than 13 seconds for McGregor to knock Aldo out to become only the second featherweight champion in the history of the sport.
Former champ Aldo has had a tuff road since then. Aldo went into his last fight against Jeremy Stephens with 1-3 in his last four fights. Many thought he qas on his way for the fourth, Aldo however dropped Stephens with a ‘body shot from hell’ to get things back on track. Reportedly Aldo is ready for a “big fight” at lightweight. José Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras this has his eyes set on a rematch against McGregor.
“We can try to angle for a rematch, because I really did think it was unfair and I think most people thought it was unfair that there wasn’t a rematch,” Pederneiras told MMAjunkie. “But, as far as Conor goes, he isn’t to blame. He may have turned it down, but the UFC had the power to tell him to fight. And they didn’t.”
“I think the first fight didn’t really represent what the fight could have been – unfortunately for all of those who wanted to see it. So I’d choose Conor. Even though I don’t have anything against him.”