Jose Aldo is accustomed to being questioned about moving up to 155, and while he will next be taking on Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169 in Newark, New Jersey, he feels that another successful title defense there could bring him closer to a match-up with the lightweight king, Anthony Pettis.
“I was pissed with that in the past, and then I fought Edgar and proved that I could do good fights [at 155]. We’ll see what happens. I still have many goals to accomplish. One day I’ll fight at 155.”
Aldo believes that it would be a smooth transition for him because of his established training routine.
“We always train with heavier sparring partners to make it harder, so the fight will be easier. It would be normal for me [to fight at 155]. We create difficulties in training so we never think it’s easy.”