It’s on. Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez will throw down in New York on November 12 at UFC 205 for the lightweight title. It is a fight which the whole world wants to see. That is, the whole world except Jose Aldo.
The Brazilian is the forgotten man in this situation. The former featherweight champion was knocked out by McGregor last December, and won the interim title in July to earn the next shot at the title. However, the Notorious One has not returned to the 145lb division to defend his strap.
This has left Aldo frustrated, as he longs to set the record straight. This evening, he tweeted his response to the news that McGregor will fight for the lightweight title, before quickly deleting it.
This is a new revelation, as it appears that Aldo is willing to chase McGregor for his shot at redemption, even if it means going up to lightweight.
He is not interested in belts. He only has one thing on his mind; revenge.
There is also confusion surrounding Aldo’s next fight. Will he wait for a shot at McGregor? Or will he take on Max Holloway, who has been outspoken in his wishes to fight the former champ?
Aldo is not the only one who feels his career is being held by back this match-up, as Khabib Nurmagomedov also vented his frustration.