Aldo, Mendes trade jabs outside of octagon

Jose Aldo celebrates beating Ricardo Lamas during UFC 169 at Prudential Center on Feb. 1, 2014....

Jose Aldo celebrates beating Ricardo Lamas during UFC 169 at Prudential Center on Feb. 1, 2014. (Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports)

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Featherweight champion Jose Aldo exchanged harsh words with Chad Mendes after their UFC 176 fight, scheduled for the Aug. 2 at the Staples Center, was called off because Aldo injured himself in a training earlier this month.

"If Aldo can't stay healthy and is too fragile to go through a training camp," Mendes told MMA Hour, "then I think it is time to step aside and let guys who are able to do that and able to push through all that stuff, to be a champ."

To which Aldo heaped some accusations Mendes' way.

"Maybe I have so many injuries because I'm not taking the same ‘supplements' you take," Aldo said in a statement released to Combate. "I have injuries because I train a lot to beat you like I did last time, and I think you remember that and still have nightmares about it. I did all the medical exams I had to do, but if you're a doctor now, I can send them so you can take a look. Maybe you can prescript one of your supplements so I can heal faster.”


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