UFC: Jose Aldo wants a rematch with p**** Conor McGregor

Now Kavanagh will be able to focus on the other challenges that lie ahead for McGregor, including defending his lightweight title for the first time or a possible move up to welterweight to take on welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

McGregor defeated Aldo in 13 seconds in December 2015 but has not defended the title since.

The UFC doesn't like to have pay-per-view main events that aren't for titles, thus Holloway-Pettis was made a battle for the interim featherweight crown.

McGregor then went on to face and defeat Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title at UFC 205, a fight that made Aldo threaten to leave the promotion for good.

The UFC always maintained they would strip McGregor of one of his titles, but seem to have been prompted by the issues surrounding UFC 206 in Toronto. The 30-year-old Brazilian fighter went on to say "I knew for certain that this would happen".

UFC's first dual division champion Conor McGregor has relinquished his featherweight title with Jose Aldo replacing the Irishman as the category's undisputed champion, officials said. I know he can go back down and defend his title, no problem.

The 30-year-old is willing to move up to 155lbs to challenge McGregor for the lightweight title but first he is expected to face the victor of next month's interim fight between Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway. He was going to have to make a decision at some point about his permanent weight class, and there's no question his best division will be 155 pounds moving forward. He took a late notice non-title fight against Nate Diaz when Rafael Dos Anjos pulled out due to injury although his willingness to save the UFC 196 card backfired when Diaz submitted him in the second round.

Now, nearly a year later, Aldo wants another shot.

Irish superstar McGregor entered the history books after claiming quickest KO in the sport's history when he felled the Brazilian at UFC 194 previous year.

"It's a tough fight for him at lightweight, with Khabib (Nurmagomedov), or a rematch with me, so he preferred to drop mine (belt)".

"I'm going to be a daddy early next year". There's also those who believe Aldo shouldn't be declared the undisputed champ, since he was KO'd by McGregor last December.

'I knew this would happen, to me, I have always been the champion. I had no doubt about it. And following UFC 205, top welterweight contender Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson spoke about the double-edged sword that comes attached to a meeting with McGregor during an interview on The Fight Society podcast.

Although he lost the only title fight that stretched into the fifth round - a decision to Rafael dos Anjos - Pettis said preparing for three prior title fights is an advantage.