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Jose Aldo rules out retirement after UFC 194

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo puts his belt on the line against interim champion Conor McGregor at Saturday’s UFC 194 in Las Vegas, and guarantees he will be back inside the Octagon in 2016.

A day after Aldo’s trainer Andy Souwer saying in an interview he believed "Scarface" would quit from the sport following his clash with "The Notorious", the first and only undisputed UFC 145-pound champion denied any plans to retire.

"This won't be my last fight," Aldo told UFC.com, "I think I still have other opponents to face."

Aldo said many times he wants to retire as the only featherweight champion in UFC history and leave the sport in his own terms, just like former welterweight superstar Georges St-Pierre did.

At UFC 194, the Brazilian expects to stop McGregor in his first fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

"If the fight stays standing, I will knock him out," he said. "If he goes to the ground, I’ll submit him. This night will be perfect, and I will win."