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Aldo: Mindset ‘hasn’t changed’ despite meeting with UFC

Jose Aldo celebrates after defeating Frankie Edgar during their featherweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 200, Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
(AP Photo/John Locher)

One sit-down with the UFC won’t be enough for Jose Aldo and his growing discontent with his promoter.

Aldo, who recently made waves by stating he wanted out of the UFC following the promotion’s decision to grant Conor McGregor a lightweight title shot and further delay the championship scene at featherweight, met with UFC officials to discuss what his future may hold.

Last we’d heard from Aldo, he wanted out of the UFC. After meeting with the UFC in Las Vegas Wednesday, the Brazilian titleholder says not much has changed.

“At this moment, nobody knows, I don’t know,” Aldo said through an interpreter (h/t MMA Fighting). “I came here from Brazil already with my ideas firmly fixed in my head and my current intention is to no longer fight, that hasn’t changed, that’s how I felt when I left Brazil, that’s how I feel still today, but as for the future, nobody knows, we’ll see.”

Aldo currently holds the UFC interim featherweight championship, and was all but promised a rematch against McGregor following his victory at UFC 200 in July. While he’s currently unhappy with his situation, Aldo admits things may change if things progress.

“Today was a first conversation, we might be headed down a better path, but there’s a lot of transitions happening in the UFC and I’m sure they’re going to have new ideas and priorities and methodologies. We’ll see what direction they’re going to take their business in and what that’s going to mean for me.”

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