Jose Aldo Requests His Release From UFC

http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/9/27/13083694/jose-aldo-requests-his-release-from-the-ufc

Jose Aldo requests his release from the UFC

By Guilherme Cruz

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is fighting lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, and Jose Aldo has had enough.

Aldo, who beat Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight title at UFC 200 in July, was hoping to finally get his rematch with "The Notorious" after that victory, but instead saw the Irish star get a shot for the 155-pound belt at New York City’s UFC 205 after beating Nate Diaz in a rematch at 170 pounds.

Speaking to Brazilian website Combate, Aldo revealed that he was offered a fight at UFC 205, but not against McGregor.

"I heard about everything that happened through my coach," Aldo said. "He had spoken with [UFC matchmaker] Sean Shelby Saturday and Sean still had no answer about anything, and asked if I could fight on November 12. My coach said that if it would be Conor, yes, and then Sean asked him if I would fight Max Holloway or Anthony Pettis. ‘Dede’ [Pederneiras] said that for those who I’d rather do a full camp and it could be on December 10. We waited until Dana publicly said that he wanted this fight with McGregor to happen. And then we expected it to happen: I’d get my rematch to unify the featherweight belts, or I’d have my belt back and fight Holloway or Pettis, since Dana [White] said all the time that Conor couldn’t keep both belts. But, to my surprise, I heard last night about the fight between McGregor and Eddie Alvarez, which was also denied by Dana last week. And to make it worse, he would keep the featherweight belt, and possibly having two belts at the same time."

Upset with the promotion, Aldo said he no longer believes in UFC president Dana White, and wants to be released from his contract with the promotion.

"Conor himself said before that he wouldn’t give his belt away by any chance and nobody would take it away from him," Aldo said. "After all this, I see I can’t trust any word from president Dana White, and who’s in charge of the promotion now is Conor McGregor. Since I’m not here to be an employee of McGregor, today I ask to cancel my contract with the UFC. When they offered me a fight with Frankie Edgar, Dana said that the winner would challenge McGregor or win the linear title, that he would lose his belt if he didn’t return to the featherweight division after his rematch with Nate Diaz. After being fooled so many times, I don’t feel motivated to fight in the UFC anymore."

White said on Tuesday that McGregor would have to vacate a belt if he beats Alvarez on Nov. 12, but Aldo doesn’t believe that.

"I don’t believe in Dana saying that Conor would have to vacate one of the belts after UFC 205 because, based on what we’re seeing, this type of decision is not in his hands anymore, Conor makes the calls now," Aldo said. "And the biggest proof that who’s in charge in the UFC now is Conor is that when I wanted to move up to fight Pettis, they said I’d have to vacate my belt and try this fight with no title whatsoever. But with him, they let him move up to the division above without losing his belt, and also let him do any fight he wants. I understand that he sells a lot, but it gets to a limit when it’s no longer a sport, it becomes a circus. I don’t want any type of fight with the UFC. The only thing I want is to go on with my life, and they will go on with theirs."

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No chance it happens, but it'd be incredible if it did. Easily bellator' biggest scoop if they could pick him up. Only problem I'd imagine is he commands a serious fee and isn't a great draw. Phone Post 3.0

I don't fucking blame him one bit, I'd be livid too. I don't even like the guy, but it's obvious he's getting fucked. Phone Post 3.0

Jose Aldosterone's crying again. Puh hoo hoo Phone Post 3.0

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Clarence Parents -

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Hopefully they cut him just to make an example, not like he'd do good Bellator numbers anyway. He took over a year between fights a couple times, openly ducked Holloway, got KO'd in 13 seconds, has pulled out of 5 fights, hasn't had a good fight since WEC, and is the worst drawing champ of all time especially now with his pretend belt. Let him go. Phone Post 3.0

Don't blame him Phone Post 3.0

He got knocked out in 13 seconds after pulling out of their original fight. Conor is moving on and doing mega fights. He is the biggest star in the sport by far.

Jose should be happy. He is basically now the fw champ again, he got gifted his belt back. Phone Post 3.0

It's crazy how far he fell from that one knock out. Dude is a killer. GOAT mma fighter under 170 lbs. And now hes so disrespected on the regular. 

I don't blame him. Hope he gets a big paycheck somewhere or resolves his differences with the UFC Phone Post 3.0

Aldo's right
Dana and the ufc bunch of money hungry flogs
Becoming more of a business than a sport, a celebritie , rather than a champion Phone Post 3.0

He has been my favorite fighter since the first time I saw him in the WEC. It sucks that he has to go out this way. I wonder what his contract looks like right now? Phone Post 3.0

Shanebone - I don't fucking blame him one bit, I'd be livid too. I don't even like the guy, but it's obvious he's getting fucked. Phone Post 3.0


Dude has pulled out of more fights than anyone. 

The Baldfather - Hopefully they cut him just to make an example, not like he'd do good Bellator numbers anyway. He took over a year between fights a couple times, openly ducked Holloway, got KO'd in 13 seconds, has pulled out of 5 fights, hasn't had a good fight since WEC, and is the worst drawing champ of all time especially now with his pretend belt. Let him go. Phone Post 3.0
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Fahqhard -
The Baldfather - Hopefully they cut him just to make an example, not like he'd do good Bellator numbers anyway. He took over a year between fights a couple times, openly ducked Holloway, got KO'd in 13 seconds, has pulled out of 5 fights, hasn't had a good fight since WEC, and is the worst drawing champ of all time especially now with his pretend belt. Let him go. Phone Post 3.0
When the fuck did he openly fuck max??? Phone Post 3.0

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Rizin?

This BS gets my blood boiling.

 

I would not be surprised if they gave him his release. The business is just not there with Aldo and Holloway can be the future if Conor doesn't return. Phone Post 3.0