Jose Aldo recently broke his silence on his stance regarding a rematch with Conor McGregor… and he did so in pretty spectacular fashion.
After Conor McGregor obliterated Jose Aldo to win the featherweight title in 13 seconds flat, three options essentially presented themselves to the ‘Notorious’ Irishman; allow Frankie Edgar a deserved shot at the featherweight crown, move up to 155 and challenge Rafael Dos Anjos for the lightweight belt, or allow the man who had gone a decade without defeat in the UFC a chance to reclaim his title.
As it transpired, McGregor did what he had always stated he would do and decided to challenge Dos Anjos in an attempt to fulfill his longtime ambition of becoming a two division champion in the UFC.
However, McGregor’s decision seemingly had a serious impact on Jose Aldo and last week, he decided that enough was enough. Posting on his official Twitter and Facebook accounts, the Brazilian fighter put forward an ultimatum to the UFC top brass stating that he would not fight again unless it was a title shot or a non-title fight with McGregor.
The post was slightly cringe-worthy at times as he stated that McGregor was ‘scared’ because he knows Aldo ‘is going to win’. However, you simultaneously got the feeling that the former featherweight champion had a strong case considering his service to the UFC and, given the fact that he specifically called out Dana White and Frank Fertitta in his declaration, it seemed some promises were also made.
Check out Aldo’s sensational post below;
— Jose Aldo Junior (@josealdojunior) January 27, 2016
Although White had initially suggested that Aldo would be left in waiting as everyone on the UFC roster wants a shot a McGregor at present, today it seems that the former Featherweight champion’s rant might just pay off.
Speaking to ESPN Brazil, White revealed that he’s in talks with Aldo with regard to his next fight and, it seems that a title shot may indeed be on the horizon.
“I love Jose. I’ll call him today and we’ll talk to decide who’s next for him.”
The reporter pressed White on what exactly ‘what’s next for him’ would entail and whether it would involve a title shot.
Dana White’s response was short and to the point.
“Yes,” he answered.