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Conor McGregor: Jose Aldo is 'never coming back,' he 'p*ssied out' and should be stripped of title

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Could "Notorious" be spitting some truth?

Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Aldo's head trainer, Andre Pederneiras, recently revealed that he plans to step away as head coach for Team Nova Uniao as early as this year.

Might Aldo also consider walking away from mixed martial arts (MMA), too, after withdrawing from an upcoming Featherweight title defense against Conor McGregor, which was set to go down at UFC 189 next weekend (Sat., July 11, 2015)?

McGregor seems to think that's the case, declaring during today's media conference call (video replay) that the so-called "injured" Brazilian won't return to the Octagon after he "ran" from their over-hyped championship clash.

Accordingly, "Notorious" feels Aldo should be stripped of his 145-pound title for pulling out of his fifth title fight.

"If he mans up, we should most certainly get it on. But, I don't know whether he'll be back. Like I said, he's gone running and I don't think he will be back. If a man pussy's out, and he has pussied out time and time again; I mean, the medical reports state that he is fit to fight. So, there is no more question. you are fit to fight and you're not going to fight. The belt rightfully should be stripped and this is for the real featherweight belt."

Bold accusation.

It's difficult to imagine, however, that Aldo would want to leave the sport on such a sour note without getting the chance to potentially settle his beef with the mouthy Irishman and solidify his position as the best Featherweight in the world.

Of course, if Mendes lives up to his words, Aldo will have a trilogy fight to tend to against "Money" before he rides off into the sunset at the very least.

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