Current UFC Interim Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo met with UFC officials yesterday. According to Aldo himself, the meeting went well.
Aldo spoke with MMA Junkie shortly after exiting his meeting. Despite a 'great conversation,' Aldo doesn't seem to keen on the idea of fighting again.
“It was a great conversation,” Aldo said. “I can only thank the UFC for all they’ve done for me and Dana for the patience. I always had my mind made up. When I said something, it was never a bluff. I have an idea in my head and it’s what I always wanted. So … it’s what we talked about. There was no offer, nothing to think. I just gave my point of view. The esteem that I have for them and that they have for me is cool, but I think we need to go our own ways.”
Aldo, while looking to end his current deal with the UFC, said that ending his tenure in the promotion wasn’t the only reason for him meeting with UFC officials.
“I didn’t come only for the contract cancelation,” Aldo said. “We had a lot to say, and that’s what happened. I think I’m going my way, and the UFC is going theirs, and the future will tell.”
“If there wasn’t a contract or anything holding me back, I don’t think (I would fight again),” Aldo said. “I don’t see myself fighting anymore. I think I’ve done a lot for the sport and I need to go my way. But, since I have a contract with the UFC, I think I need to respect that. I respect everyone, but we came here to have a conversation with them and I think the conversation was great.”
The UFC have yet to comment on the meeting.