When Henry Cejudo moved up in weight to capture the UFC bantamweight championship he probably didn’t envision defending his title against the great Jose Aldo, informs MMA Mania.
“I sat down with everybody, did a study, and I think there’s a real possibility I can make 61kg,” Aldo told Brazilian news outlet Combate.
“This is the new division I want to move to, and I’m asking for the title shot right away. That’s what matters for me now. Cejudo said he’s open to (fighting) anyone, so I’m open to that. I want the opportunity to fight against him and beat him.”
Aldo seems serious about dropping a few extra pounds, heading down in weight, and challenging for another UFC title.
“He’s an Olympic champion, a great athlete, and I respect his history a lot,” Aldo said of Cejudo. “He deserves everything he’s winning, he has his merits. If the UFC thinks it’s a great fight, I think they’ll want that, it’s a huge challenge. He’s been talking after defeating (Moraes) that he was open to fighting big names. Since he’s open, it’s the green light.”