Saying Jose Aldo is angry with Dana White and the UFC is an understatement, the Brazilian seems to be livid with the decision that Conor McGregor’s next fight is against Eddie Alvarez rather than him.
Obviously, Aldo wants to right the wrong that occurred last year when he dropped his featherweight championship in 13 seconds, yet the Irishman was granted an immediate rematch with Nate Diaz after submitting in their first outing.
Now that Aldo wants out of his UFC contract, and is willing to go to court for it or even retire to follow up a different sport, he seems to be revealing some interesting facts about what’s been going on behind the scenes in the UFC.
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Forbes have reported on the recent phone interview Aldo had with Combate, and thanks to the translation via Reddit user ‘trulyskeptical’, the interim featherweight champion is claiming White turned down a $10 million super fight between McGregor and former pound-for-pound king, Georges St-Pierre.
Aldo said: “I think that my life and the whole featherweight division needs to keep going, not being stalled while he (McGregor) does three fights in the lightweight division.
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“Another one that he wanted to do, make a super fight with Georges St-Pierre, which didn’t work out because Georges wanted 10 million dollars, and Dana didn’t want to pay it.
“So he still put him with Nate for the second time. So for me, Dana’s word is worthless.”
REJECTING THE SUPER FIGHT
If true, this completely changes everything as a clash between McGregor and GSP would have been money for the UFC, albeit it would have been a mammoth task for the Canadian who hasn’t competed since defeating Johny Hendricks back in 2013.
St-Pierre has turned in his first blood and urine samples to USADA last week, so a return looks likelier than ever.
Although nothing has been announced, a UFC 206 return in Toronto has continued to draw speculation as the night the former welterweight champion makes his eagerly-anticipated return.
It’s easy to understand why GSP wants the fight, while he may want to try his luck at exposing McGregor, the financial aspects of it are too good to turn down especially when you consider he pocketed $9 million for fights with Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz.
It’s difficult to understand why White turned down the idea, especially when he knows what this could mean for the organisation.
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