That was Aldo’s first loss ever inside thecage. A fighter so dominate and once named the pound-for-pound king in the world deserved an instant rematch. However, it never came to fruition even after defeating Frankie Edgar for the interim title at UFC 200.
Last week, Aldo finally had enough with the promotion and requested his release from the UFC. According to the former Brazilian champion, he wouldn’t change his mind even if an offer to rematch Conor McGregor was recently made.
No. Not even that because that would be the right thing to happen. This fight is the fight that should happen next in the featherweight division. I conquered that [right] ever since I entered the UFC. I saw other champions losing and fighting right away for the belt. That was the right thing.
I didn’t fight for the belt. They made me fight for the interim title, I went there and won, and still have no definition whatsoever. To me, not even a fight with McGregor… It’s not about him being fighting now or not. I don’t care where he’s going. I want to follow my path. Today, the right is me getting released from the contract.
The UFC has not commented on the situation yet, but we believe they will announce something very soon. So stay tuned tofor the updates.