Jon Jones thinks Jose Aldo deserves immediate rematch with Conor McGregor if Ronda Rousey gets one with Holly Holm

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Jon Jones (art credit Grant Gould © MMATorch)

Returning former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones took to Twitter on Sunday night to give some thoughts on what happened at UFC 194, and in particular the main event between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor.

In a series of posts on Twitter reacting to McGregor’s 13-second KO over Aldo, Jones said he thinks the long-reigning now-former champ should be getting a rematch, especially if Ronda Rousey’s getting one herself.

Penick’s Analysis: It’s a reasonable take. In Aldo’s case, he was unbeaten in ten years, and got caught by a perfect strike in the first exchange. He certainly wasn’t systematically ripped apart the way Rousey was against Holm, and if she’s getting the big money rematch, Aldo deserves the same treatment. Of course, there are a lot of interesting options for McGregor’s next fight that can sell, whereas Holm’s biggest money is in the Rousey rematch. The star won in this situation, which makes it possible, if not likely and unfair, that Aldo does not get the same consideration.

[Jon Jones art by Grant Gould (c)]

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