Jose Aldo claims Conor McGregor will finish Michael Chandler at UFC 303: “Not leave it to the judges”

Jose Aldo has shared his thoughts on Conor McGregor’s much-anticipated return to the octagon against Michael Chandler at UFC 303.

Brazilian Aldo and Irish McGregor had a famous MMA and combat sports rivalry. Unbelievable ability and quickness saw McGregor defeat Aldo in 13 seconds at UFC 194. McGregor’s win confirmed his UFC featherweight title domination.

Meanwhile, Aldo made a strong comeback and secured the interim UFC featherweight championship, although he was unable to regain the undisputed featherweight title. ‘The King of Rio’ eventually transitioned to the bantamweight division, but unfortunately, he was unable to secure the UFC bantamweight championship.

The 37-year-old fighter discussed Conor McGregor’s comeback with MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn. Aldo thinks Conor McGregor might put up a historic performance despite his long break, leg injury, and Chandler matchup.

Aldo emphasized that he supports the fighters he has faced and those who have defeated him, proving that he lost to the best and to champions. 

‘The King of Rio’ said: “I hope that he can go in there and be the Conor of old, and be aggressive, and go in there to finish the fight, and not leave it to the judges. But, you know, I expect great things from that fight.”

When will Jose Aldo fight in MMA next?

Jose Aldo last fought Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 278. Unfortunately, Aldo lost by unanimous decision. With one fight left on his UFC deal, Aldo was allowed to pursue a boxing career in 2023.

Currently, Aldo is scheduled to make his comeback to MMA in a bantamweight fight against Jonathan Martinez at UFC 301 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The UFC legend has a record of 3-2 in his last five MMA fights, leaving fans uncertain about his future in the sport following the Martinez showdown

Aldo, with a record of 31-8 MMA and 13-7 UFC, has decided to come out of retirement in less than 20 months since his last fight. There was a lot of speculation surrounding Aldo’s decision to return to MMA, particularly considering his retirement and venture into boxing.

When questioned, Aldo provided an explanation for his decision to pursue boxing, citing it as a means to regain focus and overcome the challenges he had encountered. Now, he is prepared to make his comeback in the world of MMA.

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