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Connor McGregor Says He Wants Rematches With Jose Aldo, Max Holloway, & Dustin Poirier

March 23, 2019 | Posted by Brian St. Denis
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– Connor McGregor is returning to the UFC later this year, that we know, but what we don’t know is who it will be against. McGregor isn’t short on names he thinks deserve a rematch. During a recent Q&A in Chicago (h/t MMAMania.com), McGregor discussed facing Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier.

“On the other side, if you beat a man convincingly, a first-round KO, a dominating performance, there’s not really a need for a rematch,” McGregor stated. “But, if that individual rises up the ranks, if he goes back, checks himself, humbles himself, stays focused, stays positive, and rises up exactly like Dustin Poirier has done, and exactly like Max Holloway has done, well then there is rematches deserved.”

Holloway and Poirier weren’t the only two names that McGregor brought up. Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, was also name dropped.

“Even Aldo now currently, he had a great win, his last two wins were great wins,” he said. “He had a little bit of a slip, but he’s had two great wins and now he’s fighting in his hometown of Rio De Janeiro. I actually was thinking I might slide in and face him, but all these politics and co-main event conversation kind of halted that as well. If he wins, I believe he’s up in line for a rematch also. Although it was a 12-second knockout, I still think if you rise up again, you deserve a rematch. So, this is where we are at.”

Whether it is Holloway, Poirier, Aldo or Khabib, the MMA world will be talking about McGregor’s return to the UFC in 2019.