Jose Aldo is out of the running to replace Rafael dos Anjos against Conor McGregor at UFC 196 according to his coach. Rafael dos Anjos pulled out of the bout with McGregor on Tuesday morning with a broken foot.
Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras told Combate the following:
“Dana (White) called me, telling what happened and asking if Aldo was in shape to fight, I said he wasn’t and that there wasn’t enough time, and unfortunately he wouldn’t be able to fight next week.”
Aldo recently posted on his Instagram that he would only return to the octagon for a title shot or a rematch with Conor McGregor stating:
“For everything I have done, everything I have accepted and mostly how the fight ended, I will not accept any other fight other than a title shot,” Aldo wrote in January. “My only exception would be fighting (McGregor), at any time, anywhere, and once that he is afraid and knows that I’m gonna win… Doesn’t have to be title fight against him. Keep my belt, but I wanna whoop (your) ass anywhere.”
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