Conor McGregor Vs. Jose Aldo Rematch In The Works For UFC 244 In New York

A blockbuster rematch between Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo is reportedly in the works for UFC 244 in New York.

According to @TalkMMA, McGregor vs. Aldo 2 is being rumoured for the upcoming UFC 244 event at Madison Square Garden, scheduled for November 2 in New York City.

The potential bout is said to be taking place at lightweight.

"A source tells me that Conor McGregor vs Jose Aldo 2 is being rumored for #UFC244 at MSG," the tweet reads. "UFC was looking to resign Aldo. Conor was the bait that reeled him in. Not to mention, Conor has to get back into the good graces of the NYSAC. Has some making up to do."

Of course, McGregor beat Aldo when they first met at UFC 194 in December 2015.

The Irishman sensationally stopped the defending champion in just 13 seconds to win the UFC featherweight title.

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Image: PA

Aldo last fought on May 11 in a decision loss to Alexander Volkanovski. However, he looked back to his best form following back-to-back victories over Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano.

The legendary Brazilian has since signed a new seven-fight deal with the UFC.

Image: PA
Image: PA

McGregor, on the other hand, hasn't fought since his devastating defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October, but he's desperate to return to the famed Octagon.

His teammate has even claimed a fight by the end of the year "is realistic".

"[A fight by the end of the year] is realistic," said Peter Queally, who trains with McGregor at Straight Blast Gym (SBG) in Dublin.

"He's been struggling a little bit with a hand injury, which has been well documented in the media, so it's hard to tell, but it's definitely realistic that he will fight by the end of the year.

"If he wants to fight by the end of the year, he will fight by the end of the year," the Bellator fighter added.

Will McGregor face Aldo in 2019? Watch this space.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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