UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo had his meeting with the UFC regarding the grievances he holds that have pushed him to a desire for retirement, but it appears not much was settled.
“What the future will hold?” Aldo told reporters (transcription via MMA Fighting). “Nobody knows, we’ll have to wait and see.
“At this moment, nobody knows, I don’t know. 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.
“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.”
Aldo wants to keep things from heading to courts, hoping to just settle everything personally with UFC.
“There’s no reason to do that,” Aldo said. “I’m not that kind of guy. I’m a man. I came here, no one made me come here. I chose to be here, I wanted to have a face-to-face conversation, man to man. I made my feelings known, not through statements made to third parties or misinterpretations. I wanted to sit down with Dana and Sean and tell them what I felt. That’s it.
“I don’t think just of myself, I don’t think of just Jose Aldo the fighter, I think of the whole category of fighters. With the new ownership and all the transitions they’re taking, I can only hope that we can come in with new ideas to benefit all the fighters, for things to improve that for everybody, not just for me.”