Coach Wants Conor Mcgregor Vs. Jose Aldo Rematch
Before losing to Conor Mcgregor at UFC 194 back in 2015, Jose Aldo was considered to be the greatest featherweight fighter in the fight game.
Aldo recently got onto the winning track after knocking out Jeremy Stephens last month at UFC On Fox 30. Before this win, Aldo was on a two-fight skid courtesy to Max Holloway.
Last month Aldo revealed he’ll hang his gloves for good as he got three fights left in his UFC contract and don’t think he will re-sign a new deal with the promotion. In that time frame, the former 145-pound champ might entertain the thought of fighting at lightweight division. If it’s up to his coach Andre Pederneiras, who believes a rematch with Conor Mcgregor is a smart move to make next.
“We can try to angle for a rematch, because I really did think it was unfair and I think most people thought it was unfair that there wasn’t a rematch,” Pederneiras told MMAjunkie. “But, as far as Conor goes, he isn’t to blame. He may have turned it down, but the UFC had the power to tell him to fight. And they didn’t.”
“I think the first fight didn’t really represent what the fight could have been – unfortunately for all of those who wanted to see it. So I’d choose Conor. Even though I don’t have anything against him.”
In the leading up to their first fight at UFC 194, both fighters did dozens of interviews, traveled internationally and the onslaught of trash talking from Conor Mcgregor was something. Irishman won the contest by KO and crowned the featherweight title. The coach said that the persona of Mcgregor is all just for the public as he’s an artist knows how to sell himself.
“I think, behind that ‘artist,’ he’s a good person, who doesn’t represent the things he says,” Pederneiras said of McGregor. “He talks a bunch of crap to get attention and sell. Outside of that, no, he’ll respect you whenever you meet up with him.”
“I think that was that ‘artist,’ the way I see it. He knows he’s going to have to fight (Khabib Nurmagomedov) at some point. Since he knows that, why not start creating some chaos and start promoting it?”
How many of you want to see their rematch?