“I don’t think it will be like the first one. He’s coming differently, but when we get into it he will go back to his game, and that’s when we’re catching him. I revised my concepts, we learn a lot with the losses, and I learned… I will get there and run through [Edgar]. It doesn’t matter what happens, we will win the fight. After that, we will get [McGregor] even if it’s in the streets.”
-Jose Aldo talks about his rematch with Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 during a Q&A prior to the UFC 198 weigh-ins on Friday (via MMAFighting.com).
Penick’s Analysis: If Aldo can “run through” Edgar, the rematch with McGregor becomes even more sensible. He’s vulnerable after that loss to McGregor in December, and Edgar’s never been better than he is right now, but Aldo’s still perhaps the best featherweight to have ever competed in the sport. His ten-year unbeaten run is unmatched in the lower weight classes, and it’s hard to say what a 13 second flash KO loss means for where he’s at into 2016. This fight will tell us one way or the other.
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