After jumping in and out of his own mind as it pertains to his mixed martial arts career, it appears that Jose Aldo could be squaring off with a familiar face soon.
Combate reports that the UFC is planning a rematch between former UFC Featherweight Champion, and top-ranked featherweight contender Jose Aldo (26-3) and #3 ranked Ricardo Lamas (18-5). The two did battle at UFC 169 way back in 2014, where Lamas failed in his attempt to capture Aldo's Featherweight title.
Aldo said recently that he wanted to fight at UFC 217 in New York at Madison Square Garden, but according to Combate, Lamas asked for additional time and it pushed the fight back another month. UFC's December pay-per-view shows include UFC 218 in Detroit December 2 and UFC 219 in Las Vegas December 30.
Despite the report, Aldo is till playing coy about the situation.
“It’s not 100 percent because we haven’t signed the contract yet,” Aldo said to the outlet. “(However) it’s certain and I’m waiting for the day to fight.”
In Early September, Aldo was rumored to pursue a boxing career. This comes after years of Aldo teasing retirement, holdouts, and forays back into soccer, among other things.
Aldo is fresh off of a loss to Max Holloway for the Undisputed UFC Featherweight Championship in June, while Lamas has won three of his last four fights.