Jose Aldo is determined to face reigning featherweight champion Conor McGregor in rematch in order to reclaim his title belt.
McGregor ended Aldo’s five-year reign as champion when he knocked him out in just 13 seconds at UFC 194 on December 12.
Aldo had hoped for an immediate rematch, but instead McGregor booked a shot at Rafael dos Anjos' lightweight title at UFC 196. However, the Brazilian was forced to withdraw after breaking his foot. Nate Diaz stepped in at the last moment to replace him, and proceeded to end McGregor's unbeaten run in the UFC when he forced the Irishman to submit in the second round.
Now that McGregor has tasted defeat, Aldo believes that he should come back to the featherweight division and defend his title.
"You will come back (to the featherweight division) with your tail between your legs after what happened, after that embarrassment," he told Esporte Espetacular. "You will come back. My hand almost caught you, but when it does for good, you will sleep."
"I'm waiting for the rematch. It's the right thing to do in my opinion because there was no fight, and everybody wants to see a fight. Everybody wants to see me beating him up, and that's what I'm going to do. I will run through him, that's a fact. I don't see other scenario in my head besides going there and winning, and getting my belt back."