Despite his loss at UFC 229, Conor McGregor is still in high demand as an opponent.
Jose Aldo recently called out the Irishman on social media for a rematch. McGregor ended Aldo’s lengthy reign as featherweight champion with a 13-second knockout victory at UFC 194 in December 2015.
“You have nowhere to run,” Aldo wrote. “The time has come.”
The Brazilian angled for a rematch for some time after that UFC 194 defeat, but McGregor eventually moved on to bouts against Nate Diaz and Eddie Alvarez. Aldo has also considered moving up a weight class in the past but hasn’t yet competed at 155 pounds.
Including the aforementioned knockout loss to McGregor, Aldo is 2-3 in his last five Octagon appearances. He last appeared at UFC on Fox 30, where he earned a first-round technical knockout of Jeremy Stephens.
McGregor had his first fight in nearly two years at UFC 229, losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov via fourth-round submission in a lightweight championship bout. The SBG Ireland faces discipline from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for taking a swing at one of Nurmagomedov’s cornerman following the defeat.