"As fast as possible, so no one suffers, including me, and we can come back home quickly to eat and celebrate," Aldo said during a Q&A session on Combate’s Facebook page. "My last fight was a war, but we’ll suffer way less this time."
Despite his plans for a quick victory, the Nova Uniao featherweight won’t mind going into a 25-minute fight with McGregor, who finished Chad Mendes in two rounds in July.
"It doesn’t matter if I’m going in there and finishing his quickly, if I’m punching him once and he goes down," he said. "The important is that I’ll come out victorious, it doesn’t matter what I’m going to do in there."
Forced out of UFC 189 with a controversial rib injury, Aldo is slowly returning to training.
"We still have four months, so we’re slowly starting (my camp)," said the champion. "When we’re nine weeks away (from the fight), we’ll work harder and more focused on the fight. For now, be cool, I’m slowly coming back to training."
"I'm hoping to fight around that time, anyway," Edgar told Severe MMA's Andrew McGahon in Bahrain. "Then I don't have to worry about it. I'll be in camp anyway if something comes up. I really do think [Aldo and McGregor] are going to fight this time around, but you never know. I was ready to jump in on 15 days notice. No matter what I'll be ready to go again."
"I think I should be the guy, no matter what," said Edgar. "I do want to fight again. I don't want to wait until [Aldo and McGregor] fight and then how many months after that. I've got to take care of business but I believe I am the No. 1 contender."
"I feel like I'm competitive [at 145 pounds] and I feel like I'm right there," said Edgar. "I'm one fight away. I think I could probably not fight and still get the title shot. I think I've earned that. Why would I knock on the door and not wait for someone to answer and leave? I don't think I'll ever rule out 135 in the future. Who knows? Right now, 145 is my goal."