Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo doesn't have any interest in a potential rematch with former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor.
Aldo spoke with MMA Fighting's Guilherme Cruz and made it clear that while he hopes for nothing but the best for his former rival, the Brazillian fighting icon doesn't see a rematch between the two happening at any point in the future.
“No, I don’t see myself fighting Conor," Aldo said. "Never, I think. I can even say that. It might happen tomorrow, but that’s not the path. I root for him today, I hope he recovers from the injury and fights again at the highest level, and becomes champion again because that way he and I will always be together. No matter if I’m down and he’s up or the other way around, people will always put out names together, and that way we carry each other up.”
Since moving to 135 pounds Aldo's career has seemingly found new life, he's gone 2-2 in his four bouts in arguably the promotion's most stacked division and is currently on a two-fight winning streak. McGregor on the other hand is just 3-4 in the seven fights he's had since his first victory over Aldo at UFC 194 in December 2015 and hasn't won a bout inside the Octagon since January 2020. With both having two different current career trajectories, Aldo is focused on pushing for an eventual UFC bantamweight title shot and once again reiterated his lack of interest in a second fight taking place at 155 pounds.
“No, man, there’s no way. I’m going after a fight for the belt, I want to build this career at bantamweight and make history this way. I’m happy that Sonnen and others are talking about this rematch, but I don’t see myself [fighting him]. I see my next fight being at bantamweight, and that way we’ll be close to fighting for the belt.”