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WEC’s Aldo Wants to Fight in UFC

April 28, 2010   ·   0 Comments

Following WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldos dominant victory over Urijah Faber  on Saturday, UFC President Dana White suggested that the ultra talented Brazilian could become a three-division titleholder.

Before he ventures down to 135 pounds, up to 155 and over to the UFC, though, Aldo says he wants to defend his 145-pound WEC belt.

At the moment I am still not thinking about it, Aldo told Sherdog.com on the subject of fighting in multiple divisions. First I have to train and defend the title a few times in my division.

White even said that hed heard Aldo would like to fight in the UFC, perhaps against someone like B.J. Penn.

It is a plan for the future, but not now, just for a distant future, Aldo said of the UFC. I intend to fight in the UFC, absolutely. I do not believe in fighting against B.J. or anyone else (right now). Before I get there, I have to do some fights to adapt to the weight, and then I’ll just see what happens.

Aldo is 7-0 in the WEC and 17-1 overall. He is Sherdog.coms No. 5-ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Although he didnt finish Faber on Saturday, he couldnt have been much more dominant. He attributes the victory to his strategy: exploit Fabers weakness of defending leg kicks.

The strategy that my coach (Andre Pederneiras) drew up was perfect, Aldo said. I went in there to try to block the punches, and (use) my kicks when I had the opportunity. Thank God the strikes worked and my timing was right. Everything happened the way we planned.

The kicks badly hobbled Faber. Yet the former 145-pound champion survived until the final bell, leaving Aldo impressed.

Faber showed everybody that he is a warrior, Aldo said. He even told me later that he considered quitting a couple of times during the fight, but he was fighting at home, with the crowded arena. He is a great fighter.

Source: Sherdog.com


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