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Jose Aldo Wants Lightweight Fight at UFC 231 [With Captions] – MMA Fighting

Jose Aldo Wants Lightweight Fight at UFC 231 [With Captions] – MMA Fighting


It’s been a while since your win. What are the plans for your next fight? How is the talk going between the UFC and your manager? Right after the fight, Dana talked about the big possibility of fighting on Dec. 8, in Canada again. I’ve had already asked for that fight, I said I wanted to be on that event. I really enjoyed fighting in Canada, where I made my UFC debut, and I hope to fight there again. It’s up to ‘Dede’ now, he’s looking into that and talking to the Dana and Sean to get my next fight done. When they mentioned the Toronto card, did they say any specific opponent? You mentioned Pettis’ name earlier. Pettis was a request from fans, I got many messages saying he would be a great fight for me next. They also asked me to fight in Sao Paulo, but there was not enough time to get it done at lightweight. They even put me to fight Cerrone, but it wasn’t done. I’m waiting for ‘Dede’ now, talking to him, and when he finds a good name and they agree to it, we’ll fight. Cerrone was someone offered to you by the UFC? Exactly, the UFC (offered). When Glover pulled out and they had no main event, they asked if there was a possibility for me to fight. We accepted, depending on the opponent, and they offered Cerrone right after, and he had already agreed, and ‘Dede’ didn’t think it would be good because there wasn’t enough time. We needed some time to rest before we started another camp again, so it didn’t happen. But now we’re waiting for ‘Dede’ to talk to them again so we know who we’re fighting. Cerrone is fighting currently at 170, not 155. Would it be at 170, or would Cerrone move down to 155? It was actually funny. Sean called ‘Dede’ talking about the fight, and ‘Dede’ asked who would be the opponent, and they called back moments after offering Cerrone. It would be 155 for sure, right? No way it’s 170, it’s too heavy. But it was tough because we didn’t have enough time to prepare, especially against Cerrone, a very tough guy, someone who fights hard in his losses, so there was no possibility. Maybe the possibility of fighting in Brazil got me overexcited, I said it was possible, but thinking clearly there was no way we could fight, especially someone like Cerrone. I have to be very well trained to fight him. After ruling out Sao Paulo, which is next week, you mentioned Toronto. Looking at the options in the featherweight division, who would be a good option for you at 145, or maybe fight at 155 while you wait for Holloway vs. Ortega, which could also take place at that card? That fight between Holloway and Brian is booked, and I hope it happens. I hope Max is okay and can put on a great fight and let the division move. To me, I don’t care if it’s at featherweight or lightweight, what matters is fighting at that card. I had already asked for it before that fight was booked, so for me it’s great because we know that if anything happens, we can fight for the belt, so I will get ready. No matter the weight, 145 or 155, I’ve earned a title shot. Being at the same card, wouldn’t it be the ideal scenario for you to fight at featherweight, since you would already be cutting weight to fight at 145? I don’t cut weight, so it’s no problem for me to fight at lightweight. I only cut weight during fight week, and I wouldn’t be too heavy because it’s not my characteristic. I know nobody pulls out on fight week. If you have to pull out it would be before, when you’re training harder and that possibility exists. But I think about myself first, being on that card. That was my idea to begin with, to go there and fight, and if I have the opportunity to fight at featherweight I will be ready because I only cut weight from Monday to Friday. Some featherweights mentioned your name recently, like Renato Moicano and Zabit Magomedsharipov. Who would you think it’s the ideal for you? I can’t say there’s an ideal guy at featherweight because they’re all behind me, they are all trying to promote themselves to get to a title fight, and they all know I’m ahead of them. Especially if Brian wins, if he wins there’s no other option. That’s what we’re waiting for. There’s no reason for me to fight (them) now. In the future, yes, I want to fight them all because that’s how I have always was, fighting the best. If they are the best, I want to fight the best. You don’t think it makes sense for you to fight anyone ranked below you, right? Exactly, yes. They are below me and it doesn’t make sense. For them to move up in the division they have to fight me, but that’s not my idea now. My idea is to fight for the belt as soon as possible. So, there’s basically no fight for you at featherweight… There is. The belt. Besides the belt, obviously, there’s no one else since you’re ahead of everyone. Yes. There’s only Brian ahead of me, so he’s the guy I want to fight, and I know that. I’m waiting for that.

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100 thoughts on “Jose Aldo Wants Lightweight Fight at UFC 231 [With Captions] – MMA Fighting

  1. Aldo / Cerrone would be a pretty interesting match up, as they have a similar style in certain aspects of their stand up, but he's looking upwards to a belt, so good for him.

  2. Been wondering for a long time, what's the deal with homeboy's face? I was always wondering if there was a story about it

    side note – great to see him back and in healthy spirits

  3. If he makes the move to lightweight it would be amazing to see him put another streak/run together! Mad respect for Jose Aldo.

  4. I want to see him fight Zabit or Ortega, but i wouldn't mind seeing him at 155. his weight cuts are so brutal and they surely take a toll on his overall health. He'd be much more energized, and powerful like when RDA moved up to 170.

  5. Perfect timing to go lightweight for him. Who knows the power he brings if he doesn't have to cut so much weight? True legend this guy

  6. I think this is the right time for him to move up. Unfortunatelly he coundn't do it as a champion but still he's coming from a nice win

  7. Bout time. Love to Jose Aldo @ 155lbs from 2016 forward. Wish he moved up after Conor loss. I fear his days are short. But would like to see a few solid match ups @ LW

  8. Aldo vs Gaethje would be amazing. Aldo might actually be forced to kick in this fight. If he doesn't, Justin will. From how Gaethje talks, I think this is a dream fight for him and he'd probably be even more aggressive and determined. Seems like the kind of fight to bring out the best in both of them.

  9. I think Aldo… unlike Barao, would do extremely well a weight class up. I think he would be shocked at how much better he would feel.
    I dont think he has earned a title shot already though. He needs to get a couple fights and fast.

    Also is world beater if he could get back to the old Aldo and do something about the Cardio he could definitely take the belt again. It is within him and he definitely is still young enough.

  10. him vs Justin Gaethje would be epic!
    he's earned a big fight with the first round finish over stephens, gaethje too with his win over Vick!

  11. I had always wanted him to face a grappler like Khabib.. with Jose's insane td defense, i don't see the fight going on the ground.. and we already know how flawed Khabib's stnad up is.. that would be an epic fight imo

  12. He would be so fast at 155 id love to see it. Maybe he will use for of his ground game too when faced off against 155ers with a large reach.

  13. His English has improved so much compared to his early day when he didn't speak any English in interviews. Very smart cookie this Aldo is.

  14. Retire already for the best of your legacy…guys like Justin Gaethje,Kevin Lee and Al Iaquinta are very hungry now..dont get at their radar..and I am not talking about the elite.

  15. A move to lightweight could reinvigorate his career but I’d like to see him working his takedowns and jiujitsu. Could honestly never understand why Aldo never went to the ground even when he had a clear advantage and is an animal there

  16. Love Jose Aldo in and out of the ring but hopefully he gets to feel things out with a warm up fight at lightweight. All those dudes are cutting to make 155 and he doesn't have to. He will be smaller than most of them come fight time. I also have my doubts with him being able to hang with any of the top 5 or Khabib. Time will tell.

  17. Over 10 years he’s been around America fighting being a champion and he can’t talk English? Danm also we wanna hear u talk English bro

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