After a week of speculation, a decision on Jose Aldo has been made.
Dana White went on SportsCenter (and not Fox Sports) earlier today to announce that there’s been a change in the UFC 189 main event. Jose Aldo is out and Chad Mendes is in. White seemed very bothered about it, mentioning that it was Aldo’s decision and making sure to say that he’s pulled out of five title fights in his career.
If a man is scared for his life, we can not force him to step inside and fight me. Doctors have cleared him to fight — it’s a bruise — but he still pulled out. Rightfully so, the belt should be taken from him and we will contest for the interim belt or, in my opinion, the real belt.
Dana White then tweeted this out:
Conor McGregor vs Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title on July 11 LIVE on PPV!!! pic.twitter.com/egV7zvUoO9
— Dana White (@danawhite) July 1, 2015