Conor McGregor vs Jose Aldo: ‘Scarface’ Could Beat ‘The Notorious’ in a Rematch, Says UFC Legend
Jose Aldo is still aching to avenge his humiliating loss to Conor McGregor. If Aldo gets a shot at McGregor again, one UFC legend believes the former has a chance to redeem himself in the rematch.
Aldo was a dominating presence in the featherweight division but lost his cloak of invincibility when McGregor knocked him out. McGregor needed just 13 seconds to knock out Aldo and take the featherweight title at UFC 194 in December 2015.
Most fans think that McGregor is too much for Aldo. But according to UFC legend Bas Rutten, Aldo could beat McGregor easily if his team will prepare a perfect fight plan. If he is to decide, Rutten said that he will ask Aldo to focus on attacking McGregor's legs.
"If those left low kicks come, there's no way [McGregor] can block them," Rutten said during his appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast via Daily Star. "Because his stance is too wide and his knees are pointing inside. You can't block them. It changes the whole game."
However, it remains to be seen whether McGregor will give Aldo another shot. The Irish superstar has turned down proposals to face Aldo in a rematch, deciding to move up in weight instead of defending his featherweight title.
After failing to defend his belt, McGregor was stripped of the featherweight title. Aldo was then named as the new UFC featherweight champion. McGregor's decision to give UFC the reason to strip him off his featherweight title could be a sign that he is not planning to fight a featherweight like Aldo anymore.
McGregor, who is coming off a second-round knockout win over Eddie Alvarez in November at UFC 205, is also being linked to a possible showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. There were also reports indicating that McGregor could move to WWE but it looks a long shot at this point.
As for Aldo, the 30-year-old is still waiting for his next fight, where he will defend his title for the first time since reclaiming it. If he wants a big fight, new UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt has expressed willingness to face Aldo for the featherweight crown.
"If Jose Aldo wants to get it, I can go up to 145 and beat another legend," Garbrandt told Fox Sports. "Jose Aldo has some wins over my teammates. He's good, he's a legend. I would like to test his chin."
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