Jose Aldo needs light-weight debut at UFC 231

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo spoke just lately with reporters in Rio de Janeiro and mentioned he’ll combat at 145 just for a belt, and in any other case needs to combat at light-weight. Aldo particularly talked about UFC 231 on December eight at Scotiabank Enviornment in Toronto, Ontario. Nonetheless, all the things needs to be run by means of his coach and supervisor, Andre ‘Dede’ Pederneiras

“Dana talked concerning the huge chance of preventing on Dec. eight, in Canada once more,” mentioned Aldo, as translated by Guilherme Cruz for MMA Combating. “I’ve had already requested for that combat, I mentioned I needed to be on that occasion. I actually loved preventing in Canada, the place I made my UFC debut, and I hope to combat there once more. It’s as much as ‘Dede’ now, he’s wanting into that and speaking to the Dana and Sean [Shelby] to get my subsequent combat executed.”

“Pettis was a request from followers, I acquired many messages saying he could be an incredible combat for me subsequent. Additionally they requested me to combat in Sao Paulo, however there was not sufficient time to get it executed at light-weight. They even put me to combat Cerrone, but it surely wasn’t executed. … When Glover [Teixeira] pulled out they usually had no foremost occasion, they requested if there was a chance for me to combat. We accepted, relying on the opponent, they usually supplied Cerrone proper after, and he had already agreed, and ‘Dede’ didn’t assume it will be good as a result of there wasn’t sufficient time. … Sean referred to as ‘Dede’ speaking concerning the combat, and ‘Dede’ requested who could be the opponent, they usually referred to as again moments after providing Cerrone. It will be 155 for positive, proper? No manner it’s 170, it’s too heavy. Nevertheless it was robust as a result of we didn’t have sufficient time to arrange.”

“I can’t say there’s a really perfect man at featherweight as a result of they’re all behind me, they’re all attempting to advertise themselves to get to a title combat, they usually all know I’m forward of them. Particularly if Brian [Ortega] wins [vs. Max Holloway], if he wins there’s no different choice. That’s what we’re ready for. There’s no motive for me to combat [other featherweights] now. Sooner or later, sure, I need to combat all of them as a result of that’s how I’ve all the time was, preventing the most effective. If they’re the most effective, I need to combat the most effective.

(Brazilian Portuguese, with captions)


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