Jose Aldo Threatens to Take Dive if He’s Not Granted UFC Release
By FCF Staff
Recently Jose Aldo relayed that he no longer wants to fight and that he wants the UFC to release him, and the Brazilian star isn’t backing off that stance.
Aldo made the announcement following the news that Conor McGregor will fight Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, but that the Irish fighter won’t be stripped of the 145 title. In recent weeks, Dana White said that McGregor would be stripped of the belt, if he didn’t defend it following his rematch with Nate Diaz in August.
In a follow up story from MMA Fighting.com, Aldo revealed that he’s heading to Las Vegas to meet with UFC officials. Aldo repeated that he will asked to be released from his UFC contract, and that he wants to pursue other opportunities, outside of fighting. Aldo also reportedly said this, when asked what he’ll do if the UFC insists he fight again:
“Ah, you want me to fight MMA again? So I’ll get in there and tap right away, and the fight is over. I’d do it quickly. What I really want is other things for my life.”
The accomplished fighter also said that the UFC has “rights for everything” and that he can’t “breathe outside the UFC”. Aldo won the interim 145 title in July by outscoring Frankie Edgar for the decision win.