Originally posted on MMATorch.com on 10-10-2016
On a 1-10 scale, how much do you sympathize with Jose Aldo’s frustration with his inability to secure a rematch against Conor McGregor, and why?
MICHAEL GROCKE, MMATORCH Contributor
8.0. I do sympathize with Jose Aldo as I feel he has a legitimate argument. I’ve never seen a former champion, especially one as dominant as Aldo, have such a hard time getting a rematch. Look, I get that UFC wants to put together fights that will sell the most PPVs. It is a business, after all. But, here’s a man who dominated the Featherweight Division and was once considered as arguably the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world – MMATorch has him no. 6 – and he has to beg Dana White and the UFC for a rematch – a rematch I’m fairly confident he’ll win by the way.
Dana White promising that Conor McGregor’s next move would be either to defend his Featherweight Title or drop the belt after the Nate Diaz fight didn’t help matters. Add to it the fact that after McGregor fights Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, it will be his third fight outside of the division he holds the title in. Personally, I wanted see Aldo vs. McGregor 2 instead of Alvarez vs. McGregor.
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