Jose Aldo has finally broken his silence.
In an Instagram post, the current UFC interim featherweight champion pleaded with the UFC in a post this morning stating he will only return to the UFC to rematch with Conor McGregor.
Fala galera, estava quieto até agora porque da maneira que a luta aconteceu eu já estava me preparando nos treinos pois tinha certeza que teria a revanche imediata. Porém Acho que me enganei. Então queria deixar bem claro para o @UFC que não aceito nenhuma luta que não seja pelo cinturão, por tudo que eu fiz nesses 8 anos , por tudo que eu aceitei e pela forma que a luta acabou. A única exceção seria uma luta a qualquer momento, em qualquer lugar e já que ele está com medo de me devolver o cinturão, não precisa ser pelo cinturão…@thenotoriousmma Espero que que vocês também cumpram a palavra de vocês @danawhiteufc @lorenzofertitta pois ainda acredito na empresa que trabalho. #rematch Hi everyone, i was quiet for a while because i was waiting for my rematch based on how the fight Went down, in fact I was already training for it, but apparently I was wrong. So I wanted to make something clear to UFC: 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 . My only exception would be fighting thenotorious , 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 ur ass anywhere. @danawhite @lorenzofertitta @ufc keep ur word. I still believe in the company that I work for. #rematch
Interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo asked to be released from UFC after being passed over for a rematch with Conor McGregor.
UFC president Dana White announced that McGregor would instead challenge lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden on November 12 following his defeat of Nate Diaz at UFC 202 via majority decision.
It will be McGregor’s third consecutive contest outside the 145-lbs division after his two bouts with Nate Diaz and means he will not fight at featherweight in 2016.