Jose Aldo open to move to lightweight division

by Dave Doyle | source:

It's a fight between two very explosive guys," Aldo said through an interpreter on Tuesday. "Anything can go."

But there's another reason why Aldo is eager for the pseudo-superfight on Feb. 2 in Las Vegas. As Aldo explained to Los Angeles-area reporters at a media luncheon, a fight against the man who reigned over the lightweight division for two years is a good gauge as to whether the longtime featherweight champ is ready for a jump up to 155 pounds.

"I've considered going to lightweight," said Aldo. "As soon as my trainer decides that I can go up, then I will. This fight with Edgar will be a turning point. If I can win [against] him well, then I can prove that I can go [to lightweight].

"He has a very strong reputation thanks to destroying several opponents," Aldo continued. "That's the motivation for me to face him and that will be probably my last biggest challenge [at featherweight]."

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bornop site profile image  

11/28/12 10:38 PM by bornop

Aldo vs Cerrone or Pettis or Diaz So many fun matches at 155 for Aldo

Chris27 site profile image  

11/28/12 10:36 PM by Chris27

If he beats Frankie I want to see him stick around and fight Zombie.I think he wrecks Zombie but it would be a fun fight, perfect fight for Fox.Aldo leaving the FW div would really take alot of excitement out of the div. Why not hang around FW for a few more fights and continue building his GOAT FW legacy. Edgar, Zombie, Koch/Cub/Lamas/Siver/Guida, Mendes rematch, he has some fights still at 145

that new guy site profile image  

11/28/12 10:15 PM by that new guy

Aldo no can defend will be first 3 different weight champ

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11/28/12 9:38 PM by ChucoV


majikman site profile image  

11/28/12 9:04 PM by majikman

Edgar will beat Aldo

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

11/28/12 8:56 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

If he did that Nova Uniao might get 3 UFC champions simultaneously.

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11/28/12 8:27 PM by burner22


eljamaiquino site profile image  

11/28/12 8:09 PM by eljamaiquino

Henderson is just as legitimate as Edgar who arguably lost to Penn first time out...

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11/28/12 7:18 PM by UGCTT_CloudStrife


Pancake Syrup site profile image  

11/28/12 7:03 PM by Pancake Syrup

145 would become the weakest division imo if Aldo moved up or down but i would love to see him fight Cruz or Benson