Jose Aldo lost his UFC featherweight title in one of most devastating ways in UFC history.

The former 145-pound champion, who reigned atop his division for six years, saw 10-year undefeated streak come to an abrupt end at the hands of a 13-second knockout to Conor McGregor at UFC 194 in December.

For most fighters, this unprecedented time as champion would be more than enough to warrant an immediate rematch with the man who dethrone him.

But Aldo finds himself in the unusual position of actually campaigning for his right to claim his belt back as it was not soon after the UFC announced McGregor would be challenging lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos for the 155-pound belt at UFC 197 in March.

So with the featherweight belt on the back burner for the time being, not to mention a Frankie Edgar also calling for a shot at McGregor, it doesn’t seem like Aldo’s cries for a title fight will come to fruition anytime soon.

In a letter to his fans, Aldo took to his Facebook to shed light on what his future holds in the UFC.

(Translated with Google Translate)

I was quiet until now, because of the way that the fight happened, I was already preparing me at practice, because I was sure you would have the immediate rematch. However, I guess I was wrong. So, I wanted to make it clear to the UFC that I do not accept any fight that’s not for belt, for everything I did in those 8 years, for everything that I have accepted and by the way that the fight is over. The only exception would be a fight at any time, any place, against the Conor McGregor. And since he’s afraid to return to me my belt, I don’t even have to be by the belt. Just want to win. In any place, any time. I hope that you also comply with the word of you, Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta, ‘ cause I still believe in this company that I work

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