While Aldo has competed as a featherweight for his entire professional MMA career, a move up a weight class could happen in the future, for the right fight.
“I do (want to fight at lightweight),” he said to MMA Fighting. “Dede has already speculated that for me. If there’s an opportunity, I want it. Not because of the weight cut, but to do a big fight. I think that’s what’s missing in my career, testing myself a little bit against other athletes from other divisions. It would be great. But I’m waiting for a definition in the division so we can make this decision in the future.”
Aldo was the first ever UFC Featherweight Champion and defended it seven times before losing the gold to Conor McGregor at UFC 194.
Although Aldo may go to lightweight one day, a goal the Brazilian still wants to complete is to regain the UFC Featherweight Title.
“The plan remains the same because I want to become champion,” Aldo said. “I want to stop as champion. We’re close, we never stopped being close, so this fight showed that my qualities and potential still are up there. I want to fight for the belt. If I get the title, I’ll stop with the title.”