Jose Aldo ready to fight the UFC in court should they refuse him his wish
Jose Aldo's dispute with the UFC could be about to turn really ugly.
The former featherweight king of the world is fed up with the promotion that once served him so well, and now he wants out.
Aldo was already upset with the UFC for continuously refusing him a chance to avenge his 13-second knockout loss to Conor McGregor. However, the final straw for "Scarface" proved to be Dana White's announcement that the Notorious would be allowed to keep his 145 lb title (maybe only for a short while though) going into his lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez despite the fact that it will mark his third bout in a row away from featherweight.
Aldo is looking to burn his bridges with the UFC forever as he has requested for them to terminate his contract, but Dana White told Combate TV on Tuesday that he would not be granting him his wish.
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"If that was in Brazil and a guy said ‘boss, I want to leave,’ I’d say ‘Ok, I can’t hold you.’ The contract we have in the UFC, ‘boss, I want to leave,’ the answer is ‘no, you’ll be stuck with me, you might not do anything, but you can’t leave here.’ Is that something nice?
He added that should the UFC force him to stay, the team will be willing to take the matter to the courts, something he hopes will be avoided.
"I think it creates dissatisfaction, and he will want to go to court. He would have to go to court to cut this contract. And the damage a dissatisfied person, someone like Aldo, talking shit to everyone about a lot of things, I think the company wouldn’t want a guy like this every day in the media talking trash. Since the guy doesn’t want to do it, let him leave! ‘I just want to leave, I don’t want to stay here anymore, I don’t want to fight here. I don’t want to be in anymore.’
"We don’t want a war, we don’t want a fight, we don’t want to talk bad about anyone. We only want the right to say ‘I don’t want to be here anymore. It’s not about money, I don’t want to be here anymore."