José Aldo should not be the first man in line to fight Conor McGregor in his next 145lb bout.
That, at least, is the opinion of UFC pundit and commentator Joe Rogan.
Speaking on the Joe Rogan Experience with Brendan Schaub and Bryan Callen, the comedian suggested that Aldo needs to prove himself if he is to get a rematch against ‘The Notorious’.
As reported by MMA Fighting, Rogan said:
Frankie Edgar is a 48-hour storm. You better have everything strapped down. He’s not going to get tired and he’s going to keep coming at you. He can wrestle his ass off. His footwork is sensational. I think Conor can knock out anybody, but you know what? So can Cub Swanson and he didn’t connect on Frankie. Frankie just wolverine’d him.
Look at the Chad Mendes fight. Conor had a knee injury coming into it but Chad took him down at will. When Frankie gets you tired. What he did to Cub Swanson was incredible. Frankie’s not a huge draw but it’s a big fight.
If Aldo fights Max Holloway, how about that? That’s a fucking fight. If he looks like the Aldo of old or he gets his ass whooped, one of those guys emerges. Then you’ve got the possibility of Max having a rematch with Conor. He’s the only guy to take Conor to a decision.
We’re not sure if we fully agree with Joe on this one, but you can’t argue with his logic.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.