Jose Aldo will finally get a chance to compete for the Featherweight title he coughed up to Conor McGregor at UFC 194 last December.
Unfortunately, it will have an interim tag attached to it, as he and Frankie Edgar are set to compete for that very strap in the co-main event of UFC 200, which is set to pop off on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. And though Aldo would love nothing more than to obtain the victory, he won't care much for the belt.
He explained to MMA Fighting:
"It means nothing. I want the victory so I get the belt next. That's the first step we're taking. Interim belt is made for media and fans, not for me. I want the undisputed belt. I respect Frankie Edgar, but I'll get there and win. This lit that fire again, this desire to go there and win."
Aldo is a man of his word, as he often reminded Conor that that interim title he once had, also meant nothing, as the Brazilian was carrying the real deal. And now that the roles could possibly be reversed, "Junior" isn't changing his tune.
In addition, the fact that McGregor isn't injured and actually fighting the same night in a Welterweight rematch against Nate Diaz, doesn't sit too well with the Brazilian, which further adds to his point of the ridiculousness of an interim 145-pound belt.
But, should Jose defeat Edgar one more time in "Sin City," he will have the opportunity to reclaim the title he lost when he faces "Notorious" in a title unification much later this year.