Jose Aldo accuses McGregor of PED use, predicts quicker Diaz win at UFC 200


It seems like an interim UFC featherweight title fight against Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 wasn’t enough to satisfy Jose Aldo.

The former 145 lbs champion spoke to today in a media scrum at the Arnold Classic in Brazil and went on a scathing attack of Conor McGregor – the man who knocked him out in 13 seconds at UFC 194.

In the scrum, Aldo was asked if he was in the running to replace Rafael Dos Anjos when he was injured and forced to pull out of his scheduled fight with McGregor last month. In his reply, the Brazilian seemingly accused McGregor of using performance enhancing drugs in a strange rant.

“The fight was not at featherweight. Why would I rematch him in a different weight class with no belt?” Aldo said. (Quotes from MMAFighting)

“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. I can’t say anything. I can train, beat Frankie Edgar and then know that I’ve earned my fight for the title again.

“We called and texted him every day (asking for the rematch) and nothing. There was no talk for a month. I waited for a call from Dana (White) for three weeks, and when he 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.”

On the rematch of McGregor vs. Diaz, Aldo sees a very similar fight to the first outing while again criticising McGregor and his influence with the UFC and also predicting a McGregor return to featherweight.

“They (The UFC) treat him (McGregor) differently, doing this rematch that means shit.” Aldo said.

“Nate said he wanted rematches with fighters he lost before, and never got one. This rematch means nothing. I think it’s weird, but what can I do? They make the call.”

“He will come back (to featherweight),” Aldo said. “I don’t know if right after this fight, but he will. I don’t see how he gets too far even at lightweight. He won’t do well at lightweight either.”

“Nate wins again.”

“He’s used to this weight. It’s really hard to move up in weight and continue winning. It’s going to be different now that Nate will be more prepared. He can do his thing, anything he wants, from start to end. He can slap him, anything, because he will win. It can be faster this time. Nate will prepare, will have enough time, and it can be faster this time.”

Hat tip again to MMAFighting

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