Aldo hopeful for future super fights

 

At one time Anthony Pettis was in line to fight Jose Aldo for his featherweight title. Fate changed that and Pettis won the lightweight title, but now Aldo would like that same chance that he gave Pettis.

"I want it at lightweight," Aldo recently said in regards to a potential fight with Pettis. "That's where his belt resides, so I can steal it. It would be better for me since I already have a belt of my own. My belt is already up on the wall at my home."

"I give great importance to superfights," Aldo said. "Once you are a champion, you are a small part of history, but to win in other weight classes, that's very rare, like B.J. Penn and Randy Couture. That will always be remembered in the history of the UFC and of MMA itself. When people talk about MMA legends, those two names are brought up because they succeeded in more than one weight class. Whoever wants to be the best, and be recorded in history, it's necessary to win these superfights."

"Many people like to talk superfights, but I see a certain respect, maybe it's fear, to take on a fight like this," Aldo said. "I think it's a great idea. I think fighting up means that you can prove that you are the best and that you can win in the class above your own. As I see it, if Renan fights at featherweight, he would be a great champion. He has the strength and the game to fight at featherweight. Regarding myself, I already faced Frankie Edgar and was able to show that I would be able to fight as a lightweight and become the champion.

"I look at superfights positively, and I hope this happens in the future. I don't believe in hiding. To win more than one belt would be like Michael Phelps winning multiple gold medals at the Olympics. If, as a champion, you just stay within the confines your weight class, you still make some sort of history, but you won't become a legend."

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ChucoV site profile image  

10/23/13 9:02 AM by ChucoV

WAR ALDO!

ender852 site profile image  

10/23/13 8:31 AM by ender852

fuck yeah!

The Legendary One site profile image  

10/23/13 3:20 AM by The Legendary One

Pettis wasn't even the champ just the #1 contender. Aldo has the right to cut in line cause he's been champ for a long time

warez site profile image  

10/23/13 3:14 AM by warez

It's only fair. Pettis jumped in line to fight for Aldo's belt only a few months ago. That should be reciprocated.

billaabum site profile image  

10/23/13 2:59 AM by billaabum

Well said, I'd love to watch Aldo fight in a REAL superfight (none of that Aldo vs. Edgar nonsense).

CRE site profile image  

10/23/13 2:13 AM by CRE

Notice how all we ever do as fans and fighters is talk about potential superfights.It's funny how those superfights NEVER HAPPEN.

Affliction Blackbelt site profile image  

10/23/13 2:10 AM by Affliction Blackbelt

Aldo keeping it real. (rener gracie voice)Wouldnt mind seeing him rematch chad mendes but at this stage any aldo fight is welcomed. LW title fight of course would be good news.

da Vinci 81 site profile image  

10/23/13 2:10 AM by da Vinci 81

Yeah. I don't doubt he wants he to move up but it's a weird dynamic. He talks about it a lot and how hard it is to make 145 and seems to really want Pettis but I don't see it happening anytime soon.

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

10/23/13 2:06 AM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

I love Aldo's attitude. That weight cut to 145 is getting really hard on him too

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

10/23/13 2:05 AM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

He's healing right now. He will probably fight Lamas and then move up.