Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Jose Aldo is now the interim titleholder, thanks to a convincing unanimous decision win over Frankie Edgar at the UFC 200 pay-per-view (PPV) event earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Aldo has his sights set on Conor McGregor, who stopped the Brazilian in the first round of their title fight back at UFC 194. But first, “Notorious” has to settle his score against Nate Diaz — at welterweight — at UFC 202 next month in “Sin City.”
“Junior” talks to the combat sports media (via MMA Fighting):
“If he loses (to Diaz), it’s highly likely that they put us to fight on November 12, at Madison Square Garden. The Irish community is big over there. But if he wins, I think they will do a third fight between them and ruin all my plans. I’m rooting for him to lose, of course. If he wins, they will do another rematch with Nate, and that’s bad. He has to lose. He will lose.”
Better get those spies deployed ASAP.
But McGregor may not be headed back to the featherweight division anytime soon. If he defeats Diaz — barring a long, drawn-out decision that bores everyone to tears — a potential rubber match is not out of the question. And a victory may also get “Notorious” another ticket to the lightweight title.
Lots at stake in the UFC 202 headliner.
Source:: mma mania