[box_light]”It won’t happen for now, unless he goes straight for a title shot. Not, “Oh no, he left the featherweight belt, moved up to lightweight and started from the beginning,’ no way.”[/box_light]
Leader of Brazils Nova Uniao and trainer of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, Andre Pederneiras, comments on the possibility of his champion moving up in weight to test himself amongst the UFC”s lightweight division.
After last weekend’s first round destruction over Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo has seemingly cleared out his division. The featherweight champion has now defended his world title a total of five times and in the process taken out the elite of the division that he reigns over.
Many ask what could possibly be next for the champ who has cemented himself amongst the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters.
One option is a move up in division. Aldo is known to be larger than his divisional peers and a move to lightweight would offer new and intriguing matchups for the Brazilian based fighter. However according to his head coach the challenges at lightweight are not worth vacating the belt unless promised an immediate shot at Frankie Edgar.
(quote via sherdog.com)
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