Featherweight champion Jose Aldo has been the latest fighter to fall in the category where fans are calling for a superfight. The fact that lightweight champion Anthony Pettis immediately called Aldo out after winning the gold also helps.
Aldo feels if he can capture the belt in two weight classes, it puts him in an elite group. B.J. Penn and Randy Couture are other fighters who held multiple titles for the UFC.
“I give great importance to superfights,” said Aldo. “Once you are a champion, you are a small part of history, but to win in other weight classes, that’s very rare. When people talk about MMA legends, those two names are brought up because they succeeded in more than one weight class. Whoever wants to be the best, and be recorded in history, it’s necessary to win these superfights.”
Penn isn’t claiming titles anymore, but is filming the next season of The Ultimate Fighter opposite Frankie Edgar. Couture was last seen coaching on Bellator’s Fight Master.
Aldo has no confirmed opponent or return date. He’s been the featherweight champ since the WEC was around and is considered one of the pound-for-pound best.