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Chad Mendes Disappointed That Jose Aldo May Shift Weight Class

Jose Aldo had trouble making weight for his win over Frankie Edgar. Post-fight, the featherweight champion made it known that he was teasing the idea of moving to lightweight. Top ranked Chad Mendes is still hoping to grant Aldo a real loss as featherweight.

“It would be a little disappointing just because I’ve always wanted to be the one to beat Aldo,” said Mendes to MMA Junkie. “But if he goes up – and I know he cuts a ton of weight – the guy is huge for 145 pounds, and that’s always going to be draining on the body. You can only do that for so long, and the older you get, the harder it’s going to be.”

Mendes took his third in a row this weekend at UFC on FOX 7. He now holds wins over Cody McKenzie, Yaotzin Meza and Darren Elkins with none of those fights seeing the third minute. Aldo is the only person to defeat Mendes, taking the win at UFC 142 with one second left in the opening round.

Aldo takes on a lighter Anthony Pettis at UFC 163 in August. He hasn’t confirmed his future past that meeting.