UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo may be getting ready to defend his newly awarded championship -- presumably against Max Holloway -- at UFC 208, but after that fight is done, Aldo wouldn’t mind facing UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor. Only this time at lightweight. Aldo was knocked out by McGregor in just 13 seconds at UFC 194. The win would make McGregor the featherweight champion.
"I want to get a fight with Conor, but as he is running from the fight, I want to see how things are going to be in the division," Aldo told AG.Fight. "But we will fight at lightweight. I don't want to fight him at featherweight. I'm the champion, and I've been beating everyone. I want to fight in another division, too, since this is possible now. It is not possible just for one guy. I will ask for a fight, and I will also deny fights if I want to. Since [UFC president Dana White] said that he doesn't force anybody to fight... This is me right now."
Aldo is rumored to be taking on current UFC Interim Featherweight Champion Max Holloway at UFC 208, although Aldo has no respect for the interim championship.
"This interim belt is bulls--t," Aldo said. "Even when I won it [in July at UFC 200] I said that. It is just a f---ing excuse that someone created to save events. That is what this belt means. I'm the champion, and I will be waiting to defend my title. If it is not going to be against [Holloway], I could do a superfight or fight in another division."
UFC 208 takes place on Saturday, February 11 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York with no headliners announced as of yet.