“You know as an athlete obviously it’s good because I get to fight, but as a fan it sucks. There’s not much I can say but it really doesn’t have any logic behind it. To me it makes no sense really. Because everyone thought he was going to come back and defend his title and now he’s fighting Nate again. It’s a fight that doesn’t get anyone, anywhere. It doesn’t get Conor anywhere. It doesn’t get Nate anywhere. So it really makes no sense, I don’t know what’s going on… I don’t think there’s any way for it to be different. We saw what happened last time. Maybe the only difference is that Nate is going to be even better prepared and Conor’s shame is going to be even greater.”
-Jose Aldo talks to FoxSports.com about fighting Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 and the UFC’s decision to book Conor McGregor in a rematch against Nate Diaz.
Penick’s Analysis: He may be right on with this one, because Diaz getting in a full camp could be a much better fighter than the one who already beat McGregor at UFC 196 on 11 days notice. The fight could hurt McGregor’s stock even further should he lose. He gains even footing in a win, but that doesn’t do much to propel him forward either when he’s well out of his weight class and just doing his own thing, and the fight really means nothing for Diaz outside of reaffirming what the UFC 196 result already told everyone. The only thing that makes sense with the fight is the fact that it’s going to sell ridiculously well on pay-per-view, and those dollar signs trump all else.
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