UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, was unfazed when the UFC decided to promote him from interim champion to full champion after Conor McGregor was stripped of his featherweight belt.
As Aldo told UFC Brazil, he didn’t really feel the change, as he feels like he has always been the champion, even though Conor McGregor knocked him out in 13 seconds to to win the featherweight title.
“I knew this would happen,” Aldo said. “To me, I never stopped being the champion. I lost that fight due to an eventuality. I knew I would win a rematch and become the champion again. It’s not my fault he (Conor McGregor) is such a coward who was never a champion. I can’t see myself losing to anybody in this division or any other.”
Jose Aldo became the UFC interim champion when he defeated Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision in July. He’ll make his first defense of his new featherweight title against the winner of Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway, who will fight for the interim belt in the main event of UFC 206, on December 10.