UFC president Dana White appeared on ESPN’s Sportscenter with featherweight Conor McGregor to announce that the champion Jose Aldo has officially pulled out of the fight at UFC 189 and that Chad Mendes will now fight McGregor for the interim title.
Of course, the MMA world blew up with responses and reactions to the news, here’s some of those reaction via Twitter:
Get em money!
— Scott jorgensen (@Scottjorgensen) July 1, 2015
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) July 1, 2015
Conor McGregor vs Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title on July 11 LIVE on PPV!!! pic.twitter.com/egV7zvUoO9
— danawhite (@danawhite) July 1, 2015
Ho-zay has a serious injury, he made the right decision by pulling out of this fight. It really sucks to move around with a rib injury.
— Vinny Magalhaes (@VinnyMMA) July 1, 2015
I know I'm behind but just heard the news…feel badly for aldo. Tough decision. Turned away a huge payday but doesn't risk further injury
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) July 1, 2015
Crazy news he? Aldo is out, wow, but Mendes is in, still gonna be a good fight!
— Bas Rutten (@BasRuttenMMA) July 1, 2015
When @chadmendes wins will Dana even put the belt on him or will he be too pissed to do it?
— Funky (@Benaskren) July 1, 2015
How did you react the news?
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