UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has discussed making a move in weight classes previously, but Monday was not one of those days. Instead, Aldo made sure everyone knows his focus is on Frankie Edgar and their upcoming meeting at UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar.
“Right now, my focus is on the fight. I am not thinking about (the future),” Aldo said. “I am 100-percent focused on the fight. Once that happens, I will sit back and think about the next steps.”
Aldo will be looking to successfully defeat Edgar, a former UFC lightweight champion, on February 2 from Las Vegas. It will have been over a year since he fought, as injuries kept “Scarface” from a pair of 2012 defenses. He last fought Chad Mendes in January of last year, earning a knockout victory in Brazil.
Edgar decided to make the move down to featherweight after falling to Benson Henderson in his quest to re-claim the UFC 155-pound title. Aldo commented on the Edgar-Henderson match, which went to the scorecards and was much-talked about after the result was made known.
“I believe that Ben Henderson was better that night,” Aldo said.