UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo has already established himself as one of the best 145ers MMA has ever seen, compiling an overall record of 21-1 including fifteen finishes and wins over the likes of Cub Swanson, Mike Brown, Chad Mendes, Kenny Florian, and Urijah Faber. He’s also teased the likelihood of an eventual move up to 155 pounds in order to further test his skills in addition to enjoying the ability to avoid cutting so much weight before bouts.
However, it turns out Aldo is also interested to trying his hand at bantamweight, albeit only in the case of a title being up for grabs…
“I have made that weight once, and it has been a dream of mine to win three titles. Nobody has beaten that record yet. Andre knows that’s a dream of mine, but he controls my career, so it all depends. Someday I hope to achieve that. I’d like to make history.”
“Athletes and fighters always dream of fighting one category above, and I believe that I can do that. I would like to. That’s one of my goals. … I would like to do much as Anderson Silva has done. I would like to go up and fight for the championship, obtain the championship and then go back to my category. If I’m able to keep both, I would try that. However, if not, I would like to fight for a title in the category above and then come back to mine.”
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