Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstar Conor McGregor has taken a swipe at former featherweight champion Jose Aldo over his feud with the company and claimed that the Brazilian never wanted a rematch with him and just wants to get out of the sport.
Aldo, who was knocked out by the Irishman at UFC 194 in just 13 seconds last December, has been vocal in the past about getting a rematch with McGregor. However, that has not happened with the Notorious going on to fight American Nate Diaz twice, once at UFC 196 and the second at UFC 202 and is scheduled to face Eddie Alvarez at the upcoming historical UFC 205 event in New York.
What would have infuriated Aldo was that McGregor was allowed to keep the featherweight title despite the UFC promising to strip him of the 145-pound belt. According to Aldo, this was one of the reasons that led to his decision to leave the UFC, however, the Irishman claimed that the Brazilian was just trying to get attention and alleged that this is just a ploy to avoid a fight a second fight with McGregor.
"I don't think he wants the rematch. I think he's happy with this feud and this 'get out' clause. I knocked him out, he came back, won a decision, he has an interim belt. I think he wants this kind of feud with the UFC and he wants to just separate himself. He doesn't want this again," McGregor said as quoted by Fox Sports.
The 28-year-old, on his part, has never looked interested in a rematch with Aldo, instead gunning for a trilogy fight with Diaz after gaining revenge at UFC 202 where he won via a majority decision. With the 28-year-old now scheduled to face Alvarez and Aldo set to terminate his contract with the UFC company, it seems unlikely that the duo will face each other in the future.