Not many have called for an immediate rematch of Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo. "The Notorious" KO'd Aldo with a perfectly executed counter to seize the official interim featherweight championship at UFC 194.
Jon Jones, however, was one of the fighters calling for a rematch in light of Ronda Rousey's beatdown at the hands of Holly Holm at UFC 193. "Rowdy" is expected to fight Holm again at UFC 200 with a chance to reclaim her bantamweight title, as Dana White recently snuffed the idea of Holm vs. Miesha Tate to the Los Angeles Times.
And, according to referee Big John McCarthy, McGregor offered Aldo a rematch during his post-fight celebration.
Connor told Aldo that he was a great Champion and that if he wanted they will do it again #AskBJM https://t.co/IJIznVC8lg— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) December 13, 2015
Now, welterweight grinder Matt Brown has also expressed his interest in seeing Jose Aldo lock horns with McGregor again.
"I think Aldo should fight Conor. Yeah, I think so 110 percent," Matt Brown said on the latest Great MMA Debate podcast. "I think Aldo has done everything to deserve whatever he wants at this point in his career. That son of a b--ch has been a champion for however many years, undefeated for 10 years, he's been an honorable soldier for the UFC. Maybe he's not the most marketable guy so that's the reason he's not getting it, but he just f---ing deserves it."
It's expected that the Irishman will take on Frankie Edgar or move up to the lightweight division to challenge Rafael dos Anjos for the 155 lbs. strap. "The Immortal" believes Edgar should also be considered but insists that Aldo is the most deserving due to his accomplishments in the division.
"Frankie deserves it, too," Brown said. "I think he deserves it every bit as much as Aldo but when you're even like that you've got to pick one guy ahead of the other and the 'X' factor in that is Aldo was ex-champion for so many years and he already beat Frankie so he should get the jump in front of Frankie."
Matt Brown was expected to face Kelvin Gastelum last month at UFC Fight Night 78. However, the Ohio local was forced to withdraw due to an ankle injury. Late-replacement Neil Magny went on to beat Gastelum via split decision in the main event.