Conor McGregor (left) and Jose Aldo (right). Photos: MMAnytt

Conor McGregor-Jose Aldo rematch rumoured for Madison Square Garden

✅ Their first fight ended after just 13 seconds, now new reports indicate the UFC want to book McGregor vs Aldo 2

At UFC 194 Jose Aldo was set to defend his featherweight title against rising star and interim champion Conor McGregor. As is now well known, McGregor knocked Aldo out in just 13 seconds, winning the undisputed title. Much has changed since then, with Aldo retaining a top ranked spot in the division, but being unsuccessful in holding his reign as champion. Meanwhile McGregor grew into a superstar, but who’s last two forays into combat sports have ended in a loss via finish.

Now it seems these two bitter rivals may duke it out once more. According to reports from the Twitter account TalkMMA, sources tell him that a rematch between McGregor and Aldo is in talks for UFC 244 – which takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City, November second. Neither the UFC, either of the fighters or any others news source has reported similar indications.

McGregor is coming off of a tough submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, which was the biggest pay-per-view event in MMA history. The Irish superstar did, however, win his two previous fights. First he defeated Nate Diaz in a rematch from 2016 where he lost via decision. The gruelling fight went all five rounds with McGregor winning a majority decision. He then became double champion after knocking out former lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez.

Aldo would defeat Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 to regain UFC gold, but then lost his undisputed title to Max Holloway. Aldo would lose a rematch to Holloway, but then knocked out both Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano in his following bouts. In his last outing he faced Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237, and lost via unanimous decision.

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for