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Jose Aldo hopes Conor McGregor ‘of outdated’ exhibits up vs. Michael Chandler

Jose Aldo would like to see Conor McGregor return in classic kind in opposition to Michael Chandler at UFC 303.

McGregor (22-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) will come again from an nearly three-year lengthy layoff to face Chandler (23-8 MMA, 2-3 UFC) in a welterweight important occasion June 29 at T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas (pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+).

Aldo’s nice UFC featherweight title reign got here to an finish by the hands of McGregor, who knocked him out in simply 13 seconds to dethrone him. However regardless of their rivalry, “The King of Rio” needs McGregor properly.

“I’ve nice expectations for that combat,” Aldo advised MMA Junkie by an interpreter. “And as I at all times say, I at all times root for the fellows who I fought and the fellows who’ve overwhelmed me as a result of, you already know, that simply proves that I misplaced to the very best and I misplaced to champions.

“So I hope that he can go in there and be the Conor of outdated, and be aggressive, and go in there to complete the combat, and never go away it to the judges. However you already know, I count on nice issues from that combat.”

UFC Corridor of Famer Aldo (31-8 MMA, 13-7 UFC) will come out of retirement to face Jonathan Martinez within the UFC 301 co-main occasion on Could 4, which takes place at Rio Enviornment in Rio de Janeiro (pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+). The Martinez combat marks the ultimate combat on his present UFC contract.

For extra on the cardboard, go to MMA Junkie’s occasion hub for UFC 303.

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