Jose Aldo has made it clear that his loss to Conor McGregor won’t help him prepare for his interim title bout with Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 on July 9.
Aldo’s five-year reign as featherweight champion came to an end in just 13 seconds when he was knocked out by McGregor at UFC 194 on December 12.
While most fighters hope to learn from the mistakes they made in their last fight, Aldo doesn’t feel he can do that as he feels Edgar presents a whole different challenge.
“It’s totally different. They have nothing to do with one another. It won’t teach me anything, it’s in the past,” Aldo told Combate. “I analyze my next opponent and we study everything that he does. We do everything based on him.
“That’s in the past, I’m thinking about Edgar. I put a rock on that subject. I always try to look forward.”
Should Aldo triumph over Edgar at UFC 200, he will not only become the interim featherweight champion, but will also receive another opportunity to get his hands on McGregor at some point in the future and regain the belt he lost.