The former featherweight champion has clearly been smarting since his defeat at UFC 194
Going into their bout last December at UFC 194, few expected that Jose Aldo would be lying on the canvas inside 13 seconds, least of all the Brazilian.
McGregor struck early and hard, and a clearly deflated Aldo accepted that he had been caught cold and beaten on the night.
However, after going the best part of a decade undefeated, Aldo figured that he would be given a rematch against the Irishman, rather than having to fight for an interim belt at UFC 200 against Frankie Edgar.
According to Dana White, Aldo turned down the opportunity to take on McGregor at UFC 196, but it's clear that the Brazilian is still upset with his treatment by the organisation.
He has plenty of bad blood with the featherweight champion also, taking joy in his defeat against Nate Diaz in March, but speaking to MMA Fighting, he also said that getting revenge against the Irishman is what's driving him at the moment.
When asked if he would call it a day before meeting McGregor again, he said "No way. Only if he stops fighting. As long as he’s in the UFC, this fight will happen. That’s a fact. We will get the belt back and be champion again.
"We’ll move up. The UFC will do this fight. It doesn’t matter at which weight. I don’t care."
Aldo further stated that he has absolutely no qualms about when or where the fight happens, so long as he gets another shot at McGregor.
He said that, while he's competing outside the featherweight division now, he still wants the fight and that he would "catch him in the street" if needs be. "No matter how, we will fight," Aldo added.
Via MMA Fighting