Cody Garbrandt and Jose Aldo Cody Garbrandt knocked Raphael Assuncao by a brutal punch and showed the world that he is back and is looking hungry to reclaim his title. He was going to challenge Petr Yan for the title but a series of health issues gave him a hard time and he had to pull his name out from the fight. Now he is feeling all well and he isn\u2019t planning to sit around and wait for the title bout, in an interview with MMA Fighting he said, \u201cI\u2019m targeting a fight with\u00a0Jose Aldo\u00a0in April \u2013 that\u2019s what I\u2019m shooting for. \u201cI had the title fight at 125, I\u2019m the next in line, but obviously they have to do the rematch\u201d. \u201cI\u2019m not going to sit and wait eight months. It\u2019s not something I want to do. So I feel like staying at 135 and fighting Jose Aldo will be a great matchup. It\u2019s a fight a lot of fans can get behind.\u201d \u201cI feel my best performances are in front of me, so why not challenge yourself with a Jose Aldo? He\u2019s still dangerous. He\u2019s still there. He\u2019s down in weight class now. He\u2019s coming off a win, I\u2019m coming off a win. We\u2019re both in the top five, so I think it\u2019s the perfect fight to make.\u201d After a series of health issues, Cody Garbrandt is finally feeling 100% Cody Garbrandt Garbrandt was affected by Covid-19 and he had a torn vein in his arm due to which he was taking blood thinners while recovering, now the former champ is feeling well and he issued the following statement. \u201cFinally, it\u2019s been about a month and a half that I\u2019ve felt I would say 100 percent, no symptoms,\u201d Garbrandt told MMA Fighting. \u201cFeeling great that the stress that I\u2019m putting on my body doing MMA and all the training that I\u2019ve been doing, my body is retaining it really well, holding really well to the stress that I\u2019ve been putting on it. I\u2019m excited.\u201d Also read Conor McGregor is accused of personal injury multi-million dollar lawsuit.