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Andre Pederneiras: Jose Aldo willing to fight UFC in court

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Jose Aldo doesn’t want to be in the UFC anymore, and his team is willing to go to court to fight out of his contract with the promotion.

"I think Dana and the new owners have to understand that there’s a completely unsatisfied employee who doesn’t want to continue," Pederneiras said. "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?

"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 sh*t 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.’"

According to the report, Aldo still has six fights left in his contract with the UFC. "Scarface", who beat Frankie Edgar for the interim belt at the historic UFC 200 event in Las Vegas, was unhappy with the way he was treated by the promotion after losing to McGregor in December.

"He was already pissed off with the situation of being left aside without an answer," Pederneiras said. "You can’t do that with someone like Aldo. You can do that to someone who just entered the UFC now, but not with a guy that went undefeated for 10 years, not with a guy that was the first and only champion until he lost the belt in a 13-second situation, and earned his rematch, was fooled and it didn’t happen. I think the company has its financial side – I have a company and will always think on the financial side – but I won’t lie to my employee. If there’s no way to do it, there’s no way to do it. I won’t tell everybody something, put in the news for everyone to see, and then be caught in a lie."

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Post #1   9/28/16 4:50:18PM   

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Get em' Aldo, get em'!

Post #2   9/28/16 5:52:28PM   

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Pederneiras is going to Portland today to try and end this. Man they're dead set on leaving the UFC.

Here's more in this story, I just don;t want to post a 3rd topic so I'll share this one in here.

Nova Uniao leader Andre Pederneiras, who’s been with Aldo since the first steps in his MMA career, told SporTV’s “Planeta” show today he’s on his way to Portland, Oregon, where he hopes to sit down with the matchmakers and UFC president Dana White to determine the terms of Aldo’s contract termination.

“In my mind, from the conversations we had, he no longer wants to fight for the UFC,” Pederneiras said. “I’m traveling today. Hopefully, I’ll have a meeting with the matchmakers. I believe Dana will be at this event, so we can sit down and figure out the best way to terminate the contract.”

“Yesterday we talked and he said he doesn’t want anything, not even millions of dollar proposals,” Pederneiras said. “In his head, he wants out.

“We’d talked about (this decision), because he’d already said, ‘If they screw me over this time, I’ll stop fighting for the UFC.’ And we believed it wouldn’t happen – also because of Dana’s statements. We thought, ‘If he’s going to fight in the upper division, we’ll keep the belt and fight either (Max) Holloway or (Anthony) Pettis. If he takes the rematch against us, I’ll fight him directly, all good, problem solved.”

“From the moment (White) lets the guy fight in the upper division, and halts the belt in the lower one – something he’d been saying for everyone to hear that wouldn’t happen – he loses all credibility,” Pederneiras said. “Now anything he says – ‘After this fight, he’ll have to choose.’ Before this fight he wouldn’t keep both belts, now after this one, he’ll have to pick?

“We don’t believe anything anymore, and Aldo’s decision was ‘I’m not fighting anymore. I no longer have the motivation to fight for the UFC. And to go in there without motivation – I don’t want to lose because of that. So I’d rather get out.’”

“The future is a secret,” Pederneiras said. “He wants to compete in other sports, but I can’t say now. So we’re just waiting to be freed from the contract. But it wouldn’t be at MMA.”

“We have an eight-fight contract – he’s done two, there are six to go,” Pederneiras said. “And what we want is an amicable rescission. Aldo is no longer interested in fighting in the UFC, so what he’s requesting is an amicable rescission, without the need for legal action.

“If that’s necessary, the lawyer who’s representing Aldo already has the contract in her hands and is already looking at it.”

"I see (the UFC) as a private company – OK, but we can’t do things only to benefit the company,” Pederneiras said. “At some point, we need to think about the athletes. About all of them, not only one – which is what’s been happening. What we see now is that the person calling the shots is Conor. He said he wouldn’t give back the belt, he didn’t. He said he would get two belts, he has a chance to do that.

“It’s a complicated situation. You’re no longer a UFC employee – in Aldo’s case, he’s Conor’s employee, because he’s in his division and he has the belt. So the only person who can say ‘I’ll fight you’ is Conor himself. We’ve seen that neither Dana nor anyone in the UFC has the right to say, ‘You’re doing this’ and have the guy do it. Everything he said he wouldn’t do, he didn’t, that’s when he proved he’s the one in charge.”

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WAR ALDO!! U always been the rebel of the UFC..blasting the Reebok ranking pay, USAD and Uncle Dana..Aldo and Mark Hunt lead the way my friends, lead the way

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I completely and totally agree with Aldo, I really hope he sticks it to Dana

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As NWA would say......fight the power!

Post #6   10/1/16 2:00:06PM