Jose Aldo Says Not Even McGregor Rematch Would Keep Him In UFC


The ongoing issues between current UFC Interim Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo the UFC, is getting more dramatic with each passing day.

Aldo recently spoke with SporTV about a potential rematch with current UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor, who disposed of Aldo in 13 seconds to win the featherweight title.

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"No. Not even that because that would be the right thing to happen…This fight is the fight that should happen next in the featherweight division. I conquered that [right] ever since I entered the UFC. I saw other champions losing and fighting right away for the belt. That was the right thing. I didn’t fight for the belt. They made me fight for the interim title, I went there and won, and still have no definition whatsoever. To me, not even a fight with McGregor… It’s not about him being fighting now or not. I don’t care where he’s going. I want to follow my path. Today, the right is me getting released from the contract” said Aldo.

Aldo also took some time to elaborate on his retirement threat, going as far as to say that he would not sign with another MMA promotion if he pursued retirement.

"It’s hard for me. If there’s something good [the UFC can do] is release me," Aldo said. "I don’t want to fight for other promotion. I’m at the level above. There’s no reason why leave the first division to fight at the second division when I’m well appreciated in the first division, it would mean taking a step back. I don’t want to fight for other promotion. I want to follow my way in a different sport, do new things. I’m a young guy, and I want to enjoy that side, too.”

In an interesting twist of fate, Aldo states that he does not dislike UFC President Dana White or even former UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta.

"A good thing would be if they release me without a fight. I’m not mad at the UFC or no one else. I like Dana, I have a special love for Lorenzo [Fertitta], a guy that always treated me well since I got to the UFC. If there’s something good from this, I hope they release me so I can follow my way and the UFC follows its way” said Aldo.

The relationship between the UFC and the interim champion in Aldo is anything but stable at the moment. Aldo's future in the sport is uncertain.

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