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DonMMA
28-09-2016, 10:39
Jose Aldo requests his release from the UFChttp://www.mmafighting.com/2016/9/27/13083694/jose-aldo-requests-his-release-from-the-ufc UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1859/conor-mcgregor) is fighting lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/54/eddie-alvarez) at UFC 205 (http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/803/ufc-205), and Jose Aldo (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/7/jose-aldo) has had enough.
Aldo, who beat Frankie Edgar (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/60/frankie-edgar) for the interim featherweight title at UFC 200 (http://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/746/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 Cityís UFC 205 after beating Nate Diaz (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/365/nate-diaz) in a rematch at 170 pounds.
Speaking to Brazilian website Combate (http://sportv.globo.com/site/combate/noticia/2016/09/aldo-se-revolta-com-luta-entre-conor-e-alvarez-cancelem-meu-contrato.html), 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 (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2259/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 (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/1541/max-holloway) or Anthony Pettis (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/215/anthony-pettis). ĎDedeí [Pederneiras] said that for those who Iíd 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: Iíd get my rematch to unify the featherweight belts, or Iíd have my belt back and fight Holloway or Pettis, since Dana [White] said all the time that Conor couldnít 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 (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2230/dana-white), and wants to be released from his contract with the promotion.
"Conor himself said before that he wouldnít give his belt away by any chance and nobody would take it away from him," Aldo said. "After all this, I see I canít trust any word from president Dana White, and whoís in charge of the promotion now is Conor McGregor. Since Iím 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 didnít return to the featherweight division after his rematch with Nate Diaz. After being fooled so many times, I donít 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 doesnít believe that.


"I donít believe in Dana saying that Conor would have to vacate one of the belts after UFC 205 because, based on what weíre seeing, this type of decision is not in his hands anymore, Conor makes the calls now," Aldo said. "And the biggest proof that whoís in charge in the UFC now is Conor is that when I wanted to move up to fight Pettis, they said Iíd 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 itís no longer a sport, it becomes a circus. I donít 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."
UPDATE: After the UFC 205 press conference in New York, Dana White spoke with Combate TV and said he will call Aldo and offer a solution. After that quick interview, Aldo called the TV channel and doubled down, saying that he wants to retire from the sport.
"Not even fight MMA, too. It has reached a limit now," Aldo told Revista Combate. "I talked to ĎDedeí a long time ago and he convinced me to continue. I went to the Frankie Edgar fight and won. I fought to win for ĎDedeí. Iím not angry or upset now, nothing. I never fought for money, I had a good career and legacy as featherweight champion.
"If [White] likes me and my family, I just hope he released me. I donít want a fight. I want to leave as I came in. The UFC and WEC didnít give me anything. Everything I conquered was my merit and from my team. Nobody gave me anything. I conquered everything. And I gave them a lot more than they gave me back. I just want them to release me from my contract. Iím not a whore to sell myself [for money].
"I donít even want to fight MMA. I want to follow a career in another sport. Thatís what I want."

Bromios
28-09-2016, 10:50
Hij heeft gelijk.

Kemal
28-09-2016, 11:25
wel sund

Wesley1990
28-09-2016, 12:42
Zou hem wel willen zien in glory!

ruud
28-09-2016, 13:09
Jammer maar zeer begrijpelijk vanuit het oogpunt van Aldo. Het gaat alleen om het geld bij de UFC en dat wordt alleen maar erger in de (nabije) toekomst verwacht ik. Zeker nu er geen enkele echte concurrent is, kan de UFC doen wat ze wil. En dan krijg je dit soort dingen. Ik had de rematch tussen Aldo en McG graag gezien.

Lionheart
28-09-2016, 13:09
Groot gelijk!

Minotauro
28-09-2016, 13:12
Enerzijds begrijp ik hem wel, anderzijds heeft hij ook niet zoveel te willen. Rematch niet aangepakt terwijl hij elk moment klaar zou zijn, fight gecanceled twee weken voor het gevecht, 14 maanden zijn belt niet verdedigt en dan vervolgens wel lopen zeuren als McGregor voor andere partijen kiest en niet voor een rematch met Aldo. Die niet al te overtuigend won van Frankie. Lastig verhaal, maar zou als ik Aldo was ook niet gaan wachten tot hij wel uiteindelijk zijn rematch krijgt (of misschien wel nooit)

e-type
28-09-2016, 15:24
Hopen dat ome Dana 'm een mooie uitdaging geeft. Hij heeft al 100x gezegd dat McGregor na Diaz tegen Aldo moest vechten en dan toch weer afdruipen. Groot gelijk van Aldo, UFC blijft entertainment business, er blijft weinig competitie over zo.

Minotauro
28-09-2016, 16:08
Lijkt ook wel alsof de UFC nog meer afstapt van de gebruikelijke matchmaking en echt voor het geld gaat. Heeft dit niet iets te maken met de nieuwe eigenaars?

ruud
28-09-2016, 16:14
Lijkt ook wel alsof de UFC nog meer afstapt van de gebruikelijke matchmaking en echt voor het geld gaat. Heeft dit niet iets te maken met de nieuwe eigenaars?

Ja, denk het ook. Die willen natuurlijk zsm die 4 miljard terug verdienen die ze hebben betaald.
Al denk ik dat ze met een rematch tussen Aldo en McGregor ook genoeg zouden verdienen, misschien zelfs wel meer dan met Alvarez vs McGregor....

Minotauro
28-09-2016, 18:39
Ja maar McGregor heeft voorlopig zijn eisen en er valt ook wel wat te zeggen over zijn mening richting Aldo. Denk wel dat ongeacht de uitslag van Alvarez vs McGregor de volgende partij tegen Aldo zou zijn

ChingChong
28-09-2016, 20:59
McG vs Aldo kan altijd nog. Ook als McG verliest van Eddie. Als McG eerst tegen Aldo zou vechten en dan verloor zou hij niet tegen Eddie kunnen vechten. Ik snap waarom ze dit doen.

Los daarvan slaat het nergens op dat McG vecht voor de 155 titel zonder 1 keer op 155 te vechten, maarja money talks.