Jose Aldo is booked to fight Frankie Edgar next, and it remains to be seen if he ever crosses paths with Conor McGregor again, but he continues to sling verbal jabs at this rival.
Aldo is booked to fight Edgar on July 9th at UFC 200, which is the same card that McGregor was supposed to rematch Nate Diaz. Well, McGregor wouldn’t commit to only the promotional appearances the UFC had planned, and yadda, yadda, yadda, now Cormier – Jones II is the main event.
Recently Aldo took a shot at McGregor over Twitter, regarding the latter’s argument that he should focus on training, rather than promoting. Then,while speaking to ESPN, the former featherweight champ also said the following, about the reigning 145 champion (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“That proves how weak he is,” Aldo said. “I don’t see him as an athlete, I don’t respect him. In my opinion, he’s weaker than everything he always said.”
How about that huh? That’s not going to sit well with McGregor boosters (who will certainly fire back comments regarding Aldo’s quick, KO loss to the Irish star). Cain Velasquez was recently asked to weigh-in on the situation, and although he didn’t insult McGregor, he did note that he doesn’t agree with the champ’s stance.
All this aside, it’s going to be interesting to see when McGregor gets booked to fight again. Aldo – Edgar, meanwhile, is for the interim 145 belt.