UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has been the terror of the 145lbs. division since he made his WEC debut back in 2008. The 25-year-old Brazilian has run roughshod through the weight class, eventually taking the title from Mike Brown and defending it against Manny Gamburyan, Urijah Faber and Mark Hominick.
He’s about to face Kenny Florian – once a staple of the UFC’s lightweight division who moved South – in his fourth title defense, but Scarface revealed recently that he may not be very long for the division in which he’s made his bones.
Speaking to media through his translator in response to a video depicting a very difficult weight cut for his last title defense (the video has since been taken down), Aldo admitted that he believes his drastic weight cut will eventually become too much for his still-growing body to handle and that, when that point comes, he’ll be eying a move North to 155lbs.
“He says that, since he started training in martial arts – back from his jiu-jitsu days – he’s always been cutting a lot of weight,” said Aldo’s translator. “He feels comfortable doing it and definitely being young at 25-years-old helps a lot. But he does feel that there might come a point when all that weight cutting takes a toll on the body and he hopes that when he reaches that point he’s mature enough to be able to figure out what he has to do – he’s gonna have to move up in weight. But he feels that he’s comfortable doing it now, it doesn’t bother him and he feels healthy.”
Aldo will face Florian this Saturday night at UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard 3, which is set to go down at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.