Jose Aldo has made it clear that he’s not happy with the UFC. In fact, the former longtime featherweight champion, who’s outraged that he wasn’t granted a rematch with Conor McGregor after winning the interim title last July, recently said that he no longer has interest in fighting and that he hopes the promotion releases him from his contract.
UFC President Dana White recently gave his thoughts on the situation:
“Listen, I can’t make anybody fight anybody. I can do the best I can to put together fights and make them happen. Jose Aldo and I will get together probably next week and we’ll talk about this,” White told “UFC Tonight” on Wednesday.
“I think he’s being a little ridiculous about this.”
Aldo has been hell bent on getting another shot at McGregor ever since the Irishman brutally knocked him out cold at December 2015’s UFC 194 from Las Vegas, but McGregor has instead venture out of the division for big money fights.
White, however, said that there are other intriguing fights for Aldo to take in the featherweight division:
“I’ll get him a fight. I’ll get him a fight all day long,” White said. “If you look at that division, it’s stacked. (Max) Holloway is ready, he wants to fight. Anthony Pettis is in that division now. There’s a lot of talented guys there that he can fight.
“I can’t make Conor McGregor fight anybody. Obviously everybody wants the fight. I’m waiting for Joanna Jedrzejczyk to call out Conor McGregor next. Everybody wants to fight Conor.”
Who’s side are you on here? Does Aldo have a right to feel the way he does?