The 4 Biggest Takeaways From A Historic (And Disappointing) UFC 200

1. The Jose Aldo-Conor McGregor Rematch Will Be A War

There were plenty of questions of how former champ Jose Aldo would react following his embarrassing defeat to Conor McGregor at UFC 194. Aldo silenced all critics, putting on an impressive display against one of the toughest fighters in MMA, Frankie Edgar. The fight showed that Aldo can bounce back quickly, and is ready for the rematch he so desperately wants against McGregor.

Saying that the rematch will go differently than the first go-around is hardly a stretch, but the starkest difference will be how Aldo approaches the fight. We saw a much more calculated Jose at UFC 200, picking his spots and quickly getting out of harm’s way. Jose will need to be better prepared mentally and physically for Conor, or McGregor’s classic mind games will once again cause Aldo to falter.