Aldo can’t wait to face McGregor next

After winning the interim UFC featherweight championship on Saturday at UFC 200, Jose Aldo says he can’t wait to face Conor McGregor in a rematch for the title. 

On Saturday in Las Vegas, Aldo (26-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) won a unanimous decision over Frankie Edgar (20-5-1 MMA, 14-5-1 UFC) to put himself in line for a rematch with McGregor (19-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) to avenge his 13-second knockout in December at UFC 194.

After his win on Saturday, Aldo sent McGregor, who was sitting ringside, a message during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

“I have one goal and which is to be champion,” Aldo told Rogan. “It’s to beat that (expletive) and he can be sure that next time I catch him here he’s not going to be as lucky as he was the first time.”

UFC President Dana White has confirmed that after McGregor’s bout with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 he will face Aldo next.

“I was born to be the champion, if I’m the interim champion or whatever I was always the champion,” Aldo said. “If I get the fight next with him I’m going to still be the champion.

“I’m prepared and we can fight right now if we wanted to,” he continued “We’ll see if he keeps his word and if not I’ll have to find somewhere else to fight him.”