Jose Aldo has accused his former opponent, Conor McGregor of doping again.
In what is seen as the customary trash talk before the fight, Aldo has pulled his guns again. This time, he accuses the Irishman of juicing prior to his UFC 196 fight.
“The fight was not at featherweight. Why would I rematch him in a different weight class with no belt?” Aldo told the media at the Arnold Classic in Brazil, reports Bloody Elbow. “Now, to make this fight at 155, where he was full of juice in his body, where he hides and nobody tests him, only when he gets to Las Vegas, a week before the fight, and then it’s way easier for you to clean the body and fight. They offered the fight knowing that I wasn’t trained at all.”
Jose Aldo was offered to fight McGregor at UFC 196 after Rafael dos Anjos pulled out due to injury. Aldo has also accused UFC of playing ‘dirty’ politics. He was denied a rematch with McGregor after his UFC 194 loss, but were quick to offer him the UFC 196 fight. He even waited for three weeks for a call from UFC president, Dana White for a rematch.
“When he (White) texted ‘Dede’ (Pederneiras) I was doing a charity soccer match in Manaus, and he talked about replacing Rafael. He knew I wasn’t training because I was coming back from (medical) suspension. They already had in mind who to put against Conor. That’s the path they try to follow, and it’s kind of dirty to me. There’s no negotiation. We ask, and not always we get a response. When they respond is like that, and then they say they love us. It’s a bit weird. But what can I do?” Aldo said, reports MMA Fighting.
Jose Aldo is scheduled to fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 for the UFC interim featherweight championship on July 9.
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