Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was a popular man on Twitter after his vintage succeed at UFC on ESPN+ 2.
Aldo (28-4 MMA, 10-3 UFC), who halted prospect Renato Moicano (13-1-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) cold in the co-headliner, got congrats from former and prospective opponents including featherweight champ Max Holloway and Alex Volkanovski. The latter even offered a short-notice battle (by means of Twitter).
Complimenting as the consideration seems to be, Aldo said he has a rundown of 50 names he gave to UFC President Dana White that definite those he will battle. It sounds like Volkanovski (19-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC), who as of late halted two-time Aldo adversary Chad Mendes, probably won’t be on the rundown.
“Sorry to that guy,” he told reporters at the post-event press conference at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Aldo then included, “I don’t know, but you can be sure, if you want to fight in Curitba, if I have the opportunity, I’m in.”
An old companion even flew in to applaud the activity on Saturday night. Former two-division champ Conor McGregor was on Twitter longing for a battle in Brazil and noticing a close miss at UFC 224.
A rematch with the Irish star has dependably been Aldo’s dream after a 13-second knockout misfortune at UFC 194. With respect to whether it really occurs, that is another story.
“To me, it would be great,” Aldo said. “I don’t know if this fight was close in Rio. It didn’t get to me. But if I have that opportunity in a division above, that way I don’t have to suffer through the weight cut, I think it would be a great fight.”
“I think in the first fight, I wasn’t able to show my work. He connected with a great punch, but if you have another opportunity, I think the story is going to be different.”
Another inquiry approaching over Aldo’s career now is what number of more chapters are left to go. After a couple of misfortunes to Holloway, a title shot seems more removed than any time in recent memory, and a craving to attempt different sports stays strong for the Brazilian star.
“I don’t know if I’ll be able to fight for the title again,” he said. “If I get that, I would have to negotiate the contract and sit down with everyone. I’m not trying to take advantage of anything, but I’d like the opening to test myself in other sports.”
In any case, for the interim, he’ll knock a couple of names off that rundown.