Dana White has assured UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo that he will rematch Conor McGregor in a title unification bout after UFC 202.
But, judging from McGregor's sentiments at yesterday's media day in Las Vegas, the Irishman doesn't seem too thrilled about the idea of a return to featherweight.
"I read that, you know. We'll see," McGregor said when asked about a 145-pound championship rematch with 'Scarface'. "There's a lot to still happen yet. We're gonna go in here, face this man (Nate Diaz), do what I know I can do - put him away, and then we'll talk. But we'll see."
McGregor, who lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 196, will rematch the Cesar Gracie Jiu Jitsu black belt in another welterweight tilt at UFC 202. After a dominant first round, 'The Notorious' was submitted with a rear-naked choke in the second. Prior to that, at UFC 194, McGregor knocked out Aldo in just thirteen seconds to become the featherweight world champ.
Aldo, who ruled as FW king for four years, captured the interim title when he shut out Frankie Edgar at UFC 200. Similar to their fight in 2013, Aldo out-manoeuvred Edgar for five rounds to take home a unanimous decision.
Diaz vs. McGregor II, which headlines the UFC 202 pay-per-view, takes place next week, Aug. 20, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.