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Dana White: Jose Aldo is being ‘a little ridiculous’ with retirement talk

Jose Aldo stands on the scale during the weigh-in for UFC 194 Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in Las Vegas. Aldo is scheduled to fight Conor McGregor in a featherweight championship bout Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
(AP Photo/John Locher)

UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo may not ever compete in MMA again as a result of built-up frustration he has accumulated in his time with the promotion, and unsurprisingly UFC President Dana White thinks Aldo is going a bit overboard with some of his statements and requests of late.

In the wake of the announcement that featherweight champ Conor McGregor would challenge lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205, word started coming out from Aldo that he wanted out of the UFC immediately.

Time has passed, but Aldo has not budged, and UFC brass is going to meet with Aldo in the near future to attempt to hash out whatever problems exist — both said and potentially unsaid.

“Jose Aldo and I will get together, probably next week, and we’ll talk about this,” White said on UFC Tonight (transcription via Bloody Elbow). “I think he’s being a little ridiculous about this. I’ll get him a fight. I’ll get him a fight all day long.

“If you look at that division (featherweight), it’s stacked. Holloway’s ready, he wants to fight. Anthony Pettis is in that division now. There’s a lot of talented guys there that he can fight. I can’t make Conor McGregor fight anybody.”

Aldo insists his issues do not directly stem from the UFC 205 announcement, but rather issues after issue he has had with UFC for some time now where he just finally hit his breaking point.

He wants out of the UFC, and if he cannot get that then he has said he will retire from the sport entirely.

Aldo has even go so far as to say if UFC forces him to stay, in order to avoid a court battle he will simply take a dive in his next fight so that UFC will release him.

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