Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has made it clear that he no longer wants anything to do with the UFC, following one letdown after another. He expressed his intention to end his UFC contract, demanding that UFC President Dana White release him and he will retire from mixed martial arts altogether.

Aldo says he can no longer “trust” White with any promises he makes, because he so often turns back on his word.

Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes

Jose Aldo Wants To Run From His Obligations To The UFC

Aldo lost his featherweight belt to Conor McGregor in December of 2015, and was promised a rematch down the road that never materialized. Aldo returned to the Octagon last July, beating Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight title.

Fans expected Aldo and McGregor to unify the titles but instead, McGregor went in a completely different direction. Now, McGregor is scheduled to face UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in New York at UFC 205, leaving Aldo in the dust once more.

That was the last straw for Aldo, and he expressed his intent to leave the world’s premiere MMA organization shortly after.

Aldo is scheduled to meet with UFC top brass, including White himself, who described Aldo’s sentiments as “a little ridiculous”. However, Aldo and his management team have made it very clear that he no longer has the desire to fight.

Jose Aldo

Aldo And His Team Says He Is Absolutely Done With MMA

Aldo for one, is not optimistic about any meeting with White and understandably so.

“I’m waiting. That’s the situation now,” Aldo said. “We have a meeting scheduled to solve everything, but everything has been said already. We will see what happens in this meeting. I can talk more when I return.”

One thing is for certain, Aldo is only looking for one resolution – and that’s a way out of his UFC contract.

He even has gone as far as saying he would intentionally throw fights if they force him to fight again.

“If they release me, that would be great, but if not, what can we do? I have other projects and that depends on this meeting we’re having with them. If I want to retire, no contract can stop me.

I can go there and say (I’m retired) and they can’t force me to fight. A lawyer already looked at the contract, but I don’t want to fight (the UFC in court). I don’t want anything.

Ah, you want me to fight MMA again? So I’ll get in there and tap right away, and the fight is over. I’d do it quickly. What I really want is other things for my life.”

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