Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Jose Aldo has revealed that he is delighted to get his belt back, adding that he wants a rematch with the p**** Conor McGregor. The Brazilian who had lost the featherweight title belt to McGregor in just 13 seconds at the UFC 194 event last year is keen to get revenge for the loss.

"I was always the champion and will always be as long as I'm in the featherweight division. No matter what happens, I will always be the champion. I had no doubt about it. The moment I lost, I knew the belt would be mine. It was a matter of time. It's not the way I wanted, but I'm happy because I know I'm the champion", Aldo said, as quoted by MMAFighting.

The Brazilian, who campaigned throughout the year for a rematch with McGregor, had eventually threatened to leave the promotional company, even holding talks with President Dana White over the issue. Aldo had said in October that he would quit even if a rematch with the Irishman was offered, but since then has changed his mind on the issue.

"I never stopped being the champion. I lost that fight because of an accident. I knew that I would win a rematch, that I would be champion again. It's not my fault that he's such a p****, he was never the champion. I don't see myself losing to anyone in this division or any other division. First I want to defend my title, and then go after a fight with him at lightweight. Just like Dana White said, we can choose who we want to fight, so I want to fight him. That's what will happen," he said.

With the 30-year-old installed as the new featherweight champion, fighters Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis will face-off at the UFC 206 event for a chance to win the interim featherweight belt. Aldo claims he has no preference on who he would like to win, expressing confidence of beating either of the fighters but revealed that Pettis is more decorated and a bigger name in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world.

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Jose Aldo lost the featherweight belt to Conor McGregor at UFC 194getty

With the 30-year-old installed as the new featherweight champion, fighters Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis will face-off at the UFC 206 event for a chance to win the interim featherweight belt. Aldo claims he has no preference on who he would like to win, expressing confidence of beating either of the fighters but revealed that Pettis is more decorated and a bigger name in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world.