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Dana White: Jose Aldo being ‘ridiculous’ about UFC retirement, should fight Max Holloway or Anthony Pettis

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Conor McGregor will not be defending his featherweight title in 2016.

Instead, the trash-talking Irishman will be challenging Eddie Alvarez for the 155-pound strap at the upcoming UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) event in New York City, which means interim titleholder Jose Aldo won’t be getting his “Notorious” rematch.

As a result, the Brazilian has decided to call it a career, which sounds “a little ridiculous” to UFC President Dana White.

From UFC Tonight:

"Listen, I can't make anybody fight anybody. I can do the best I can to put together fights and make them happen. Jose Aldo and I will get together probably next week and we'll talk about this. I think he's being a little ridiculous about this.. I'll get him a fight. I'll get him a fight all day long. If you look at that division, it's stacked. (Max) Holloway is ready, he wants to fight. Anthony Pettis is in that division now. There's a lot of talented guys there that he can fight. I can't make Conor McGregor fight anybody. Obviously everybody wants the fight. I'm waiting for Joanna Jedrzejczyk to call out Conor McGregor next. Everybody wants to fight Conor."

Red panties are the best panties.

Aldo is 19-1 over the past 10 years with his only loss coming to McGregor at UFC 194. Since the promotion will not grant him an immediate rematch — even after “Junior” turned away Frankie Edgar — he’s instead opted to quit the fight game (even it it means taking a dive).

I guess that equates to pussy-itis, according to this hungry contender.

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