The featherweight legend is ready to get back into the Octagon and he wants to fight this December at UFC 231.
“Right after the (Jeremy Stephens) fight, Dana talked about the big possibility of fighting on Dec. 8, in Canada again. I’ve had already asked for that fight, I said I wanted to be on that event. I really enjoyed fighting in Canada, where I made my UFC debut, and I hope to fight there again. It’s up to ‘Dede’ now, he’s looking into that and talking to Dana and Sean to get my next fight done,” says Aldo to MMA Fighting.
Aldo currently sits at #2 in the UFC Featherweight Division rankings and could be in line for a title shot, depending on the outcome of the upcoming Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega bout.
“When Glover pulled out (of UFC Sao Paulo) and they had no main event, they asked if there was a possibility for me to fight. We accepted, depending on the opponent, and they offered Cerrone right after, and he had already agreed, and ‘Dede’ didn’t think it would be good because there wasn’t enough time. We needed some time to rest before we started another camp again, so it didn’t happen,” says Aldo.
UFC 231 takes place on Saturday, December 8 from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Max Holloway and Brian Ortega headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.