Aldo lashes out at McGregor and Holloway

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has once again taken a shot at Conor McGregor and Max Holloway. 

Aldo has a score to settle with McGregor as the Irishman knocked him out in just 13 seconds to win the featherweight title at UFC 194 in December last year. 

Ever since then, the Brazilian has been looking for a rematch, but it has never come as McGregor fought Nate Diaz twice in the welterweight division before moving down to the lightweight division to take on champion Eddie Alvarez, who he beat at UFC 205 to become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two belts at the same time. 

McGregor was subsequently forced to relinquish one of his titles and opted to hand over the featherweight belt, which was given to Aldo. 

Despite this, Aldo is determined to get his hands on McGregor again, but made it clear that he wants to do it in a lightweight title fight. 

"I want to get a fight with Conor, but as he is running from the fight, I want to see how things are going to be in the division," Aldo told Ag.Fight. "But we will fight at lightweight. I don't want to fight him at featherweight. I'm the champion, and I've been beating everyone.

"I want to fight in another division, too, since this is possible now. It is not possible just for one guy. I will ask for a fight, and I will also deny fights if I want to. Since [UFC president Dana White] said that he doesn't force anybody to fight… This is me right now.

"Frankie Edgar, before our first fight, he had lost twice in a row and then he came directly for the [title at] featherweight. The meeting with Dana opened our minds a lot. Now we understand the UFC's side, too. It is not about treatment. Of course, [McGregor] will be their priority, but now we are going to play the same cards. I was the dominant champion for a long time, so I have the right to ask for things, too. And we will start by asking for things that will be worthy to us."

Meanwhile, Aldo also took a swipe at Holloway, who is set to face him in a featherweight title unification bout at UFC 208 in February. 

Holloway knocked out Anthony Pettis at UFC 206 to become the interim featherweight champion, but as far as Aldo is concerned, the interim belt holds no meaning. 

This interim belt is bulls**t," Aldo said. "Even when I won it [in July at UFC 200] I said that. It is just a f****ing excuse that someone created to save events. That is what this belt means. I'm the champion, and I will be waiting to defend my title. If it is not going to be against [Holloway], I could do a superfight or fight in another division."