“I have one goal which is to be champion. It’s to beat that [expletive] and he can be sure that next time I catch him here he’s not going to be as lucky as he was the first time… I was born to be the champion, if I’m the interim champion or whatever I was always the champion. If I get the fight next with him I’m going to still be the champion. I’m prepared and we can fight right now if we wanted to. We’ll see if he keeps his word and if not I’ll have to find somewhere else to fight him.”
-At the UFC 200 post-fight press conference, Jose Aldo talks about regaining a title by beating Frankie Edgar and getting his expected rematch with Conor McGregor later this year (transcribed by MMAJunkie.com).
Penick’s Analysis: Aldo had a phenomenal performance against Edgar on Saturday. Edgar had been so great against a number of opponents that Aldo’s win in this fight meant even more, and he made it clear he’s still as elite as they come. He absolutely got caught against Conor McGregor, and though it very well may happen again in a rematch, that rematch is something he’s earned. The fight should be coming this fall after McGregor fights Nate Diaz again, then all can move forward from there.
[Photo (c) Gary A. Vasquez via USA Today Sports]
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