Former featherweight titilist, Jose Aldo is planning on moving up to lightweight. At a press event in Brazil yesterday, Aldo told media representatives that he looks to fight at UFC 231 in the 155 pound division.
The December 8th card emenates from Toronto and is slated for the re-booking of Holloway vs Ortega. Aldo wants to fight on the card so that he can drop to 145 pounds if needed: ‘I only cut weight from Monday to Friday’.
Post UFC 231, Aldo would only return to featherweight for a title fight or a higher ranked opponent. He clarifies that the 145 pound belt makes sense, only if Ortega wins: ‘There’s only Brian ahead of me, so he’s the guy I want to fight’.
An interesting note from Aldo is that he almost fought Donald Cerrone in Sao Paulo. When Glover Teixeira pulled-out of his fight with Jimi Manuwa, the UFC approached Aldo and Cerrone about headlining the September card.
Unsurprisingly, Cerrone accepted, Aldo agreed but his team turned it down on his behalf. The reason being the short notice.
Lightweight could be a great move for Aldo. There are many interesting match-ups for him at 155 including Tony Ferguson and Nate Diaz.
Source: MMA Fighting