Jose Aldo's six-year reign atop the featherweight division ended in a mere 13 seconds, which is all the time it took for Conor McGregor to knock him out in the main event of UFC 194. While McGregor is off to welterweight for another fight with Nate Diaz, Aldo is set to rematch Frankie Edgar at UFC 200, with the interim 145 lbs belt on the line.
There have been plenty of speculative headlines concerning the future of McGregor at featherweight, and whether or not he'll ever actually defend his title. Aldo has made it no secret that he's wanted a rematch with McGregor since his loss, but he reiterated that in a UFC 200 media day session at UFC 200. The Brazilian made it clear that he will not end his career without getting another crack at McGregor. (Transcription via MMA Fighting)
"No way," Aldo said. "Only if he stops fighting. As long as he's in the UFC, this fight will happen. That's a fact. We will get the belt back and be champion again."
Unlike when he turned down the short notice rematch at UFC 196, Aldo is open to fighting McGregor at any weight.
"We'll move up. The UFC will do this fight. It doesn't matter at which weight. I don't care."
Aldo vs. Edgar is one of three title fights slated for Saturday, July 9th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their first matchup took place at UFC 156 in 2013, and Aldo successfully defended his title by unanimous decision.