The Brazilian MMA legend has thought about dropping weight classes and is open to a bout against two division UFC champion Henry Cejudo.
“I sat down with everybody, did a study, and I think there’s a real possibility I can make 61kg [135 pounds],” Aldo told Combate. “This is the new division I want to move to, and I’m asking for the title shot right away. That’s what matters for me now. Cejudo said he’s open to (fighting) anyone, so I’m open to that. I want the opportunity to fight against him and beat him.”
If Aldo were to drop weight and compete at bantamweight, it would be the first time in his professional MMA career he competed at 135 pounds.
Aldo doesn’t seem like he has a lot of hatred for Cejudo, as the Brazilian has a lost of respect for what Cejudo has accomplished.
“He’s an Olympic champion, a great athlete, and I respect his history a lot,” Aldo said. “He deserves everything he’s winning, he has his merits. If the UFC thinks it’s a great fight, I think they’ll want that, it’s a huge challenge. He’s been talking after defeating (Moraes) that he was open to fighting big names. Since he’s open, it’s the green light.”
Cejudo did recently say that he would add Aldo to his hit list, but no bout has been made official at this time.