Jose Aldo Not Moving Up A Weight Class


Former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo hasn’t been seen in the Octagon since dropping the title to Max Holloway at UFC 212.

Despite his title loss, the former champion has no plans to move up a weight class and join the UFC Lightweight Division.

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"We’re already talking, I’m back to training,” he said to AG Fight. "I’m waiting for my time to come back to fighting, but I can’t say anything until it’s done. I’ll fight at featherweight, there’s no reason to move up to lightweight. That division is not moving, nobody knows what will happen there. I’m a featherweight. … I’ll fight in December, at most, but if I can fight earlier, in November…"

Aldo has spent his entire UFC run in the featherweight division and he was the first ever UFC Featherweight Champion.

The former featherweight champion also recognizes that Max Holloway is the true champion of the featherweight division and nobody else.

"He’s (Max Holloway) the true champion, has his first title defense coming,” Aldo said. "McGregor was never a champion of anything. He defeated the champion and left. A real champion has to defend (the belt). I speak for Holloway because, win or lose (against Edgar), he will be there fighting. I’m happy that Holloway is the champion. An example, someone who deserved being where he is."

When Aldo does make his return to the Octagon, it would be the first time he has competed in a non-title in his entire UFC tenure.

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