Coach: Jose Aldo willing to sit and wait for UFC title shot


Jose Aldo stated in a media scrum at the opening of his new burger restaurant in Brazil earlier in the week that he doesn’t want to fight unless it is for the belt and now his manager and head coach Andre Pederneiras has reiterated in a media scrum in Brazil that his star pupil will “only fight for the belt”.

In response to Aldo’s media scrum, Pederneiras said in quotes from MMAFighting:

“What I can say is that that’s our idea right now,”

 “It might change tomorrow, but that’s our idea right now.”

“Aldo believes he has this right, and so do I,”

“He will only fight for the belt. The champion he was, undefeated for 10 years, he thinks he has the same right others had. Some fighters are getting rematches they deserve less than Aldo. If it’s going to be soon or in 10 years, he thinks he deserves a title fight.”

“I wouldn’t let (McGregor) move up and take the belt with him, but it’s the UFC’s call, I can’t do anything about it,”

“I have to accept it. I can’t say I’m happy with it, though. I’m not, and Aldo is not happy about it either. But we can’t do anything about it. When you fight for a company, you have two options: leave the company, or accept the condition and wait, try to negotiate what’s better for you, and that’s what we’re doing right now.”

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