“My history is rich, so is his, and we need to make this fight,” Jose Aldo pitches the number one contender fight against TJ Dillashaw after UFC Vegas 44


“My history is rich, so is his, and we need to make this fight,” Jose Aldo pitches the number one contender fight against TJ Dillashaw after UFC Vegas 44

Jose Aldo and TJ Dillashaw

The former UFC Featherweight champion and future UFC Hall of Famer, Jose Aldo is going to make his comeback inside the Octagon against the surging contender of the Bantamweight division, Rob Font at the main event of UFC Vegas 44.

Aldo was on a three-fight losing skid prior to once again coming into the title contention and he thanks his country’s Navy for sparking the spirit of fighting back in him. Jose Aldo details about the same in his latest interview with MMA Fighting, Portuguese Podcast, Trocacao Franca, saying,

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“I was already thinking about retiring really, I had that in mind, But after the Petr Yan fight, the pandemic, and et cetera … those Brazilian Navy kids lit a fire inside me, brother. I have so much will to fight these days.”

“I’ve been with the Navy for almost two years now, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Man, I’m feeling like a boy again, learning every day, changing my fighting style. That renewed me to fight again, lit the fire I needed.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

Jose Aldo will be ready to face Dillashaw instead of waiting for the title shot       

Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo

The UFC Bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling is still suffering from his lingering neck injury issues and upon his return, he’ll be facing the interim Bantamweight champion, Petr Yan in a title unification fight. Because of all this mess, Jose Aldo knows that even after securing a win against Rob Font at UFC Vegas 44, he’ll need one more win to fight for the title.

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Leading to this entire he is also ready to face the former two times UFC Bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw in a fight for the number one contender. Aldo continued, “Rob is one more step and defeating him on Dec. 4, we’ll be a bit closer to the belt. I don’t know how it’s going to be given Sterling’s injury, that could be a problem.”

“I believe he’ll fight Petr, I don’t know if T.J. Dillashaw will wait that long, so maybe a fight between Dillashaw and I could determine the next contender.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

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