- Will Conor McGregor Return?
- Rumors swirling a rematch with Aldo is possible
- See the odds for the potential rematch
Conor McGregor has not fought since he suffered a submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Yet, since then, even though he announced his ‘retirement’ there has been plenty of talk of if he will return. The latest rumor is rematching Jose Aldo at UFC 244 at lightweight. If that were to happen, Vegas would favor the Irishman.
Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo Odds
*Odds taken 07/31/19
Will This Fight Happen?
It is hard to say if any Conor McGregor fight will happen. He made $100 million from his boxing fight with Floyd Mayweather and is making a ton of money with his whiskey. So, it is not money that he needs to fight. Instead, he fights for big fights, like the Mayweather and Nurmagomedov fights were.
Frankly, Jose Aldo is not that. If he doesn’t get a big fight, he is holding out for a fight that means something to him. For example, the Nate Diaz trilogy fight, or Jorge Masvidal, or a shot at the lightweight title.
Plus, McGregor knocked him out in 13 seconds, so it is hard to top that, so it makes little to no sense for the Irishman to accept. He also hates rematches, unless it is him that lost, as many thought he should have given the former featherweight king a rematch but didn’t.
As well, it would be Aldo’s lightweight debut, so who knows how he looks, and whether or not a win over the Brazilian gets him a title shot is to be seen. Regardless, I don’t see this fight happening, but more shocking things have happened in MMA.
If It Happens Will the Odds Change?
Should this fight actually happen, the odds no doubt will change. I think a lot of movement will come in on Conor McGregor and he will be up in the -250 range. Yet, there would be value on Jose Aldo should he go into the +200 range.
Who’s the Best Bet?
At these odds, I like Conor McGregor. Look, he has experience at 155-pounds, which Aldo doesn’t. The Irishman still hits hard, and as of late, the Brazilian has not looked like himself and struggled mightily against Alexander Volkanovski. If he has that performance against the Irishman it will be a long night for him.
But, as I said earlier, I like McGregor at these odds, but should Aldo get into the +200 range, I think it would make sense to lay a few dollars down, as in the end, it is a fight and anything can happen. But, both are strikers and McGregor is better at it and hits harder which is why I favor him.
Pick: Conor McGregor (-205)
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