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Jose Aldo calls out Conor McGregor after UFC 202: 'Come back down or drop the belt'

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Interim featherweight champion José Aldo issues a new challenge to Conor McGregor, right after the latter's UFC 202 win.

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Conor McGregor has now evened the score with Nate Diaz, putting their own rivalry to bed, for now. But as the UFC’s undisputed featherweight champion, he still holds an obligation to defend his belt.

During his post-fight media scrum, McGregor was asked if he was willing to now face current interim champion Jose Aldo to unify the belts. As usual, he gave an open-ended response.

"How long was I going back and forth with José? That must have been a two-year build-up," McGregor said. "He pulled out, last-minute. I continued to fight someone else, then we rescheduled a two-year, ‘round the world deal with that boy. And then he stepped in and I beat him in 13 seconds."

"It’s hard for me to get excited about that, especially after his last performance. It was a decision. He didn’t go out and get it like I wanted him to get it. So, I don’t know."

Nothing has been made certain about what is next in line for both Aldo and McGregor, but for the former long-time 145-pound champion, "The Notorious" only has two options to pick from.