Las Vegas, NV – Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo knows that even with the title picture at bantamweight on hold due to Aljamain Sterling’s injury, he still needs one more stop before earning a title shot.
“Now the division is a little bit weird, right? I think that if I win this fight, I’m not going to the title right away. I think that I need one more stop before going to the title,” Aldo said
Aldo (30-7) takes on Rob Font (19-4) at UFC Vegas 44 on Saturday, and he is fully aware of what his opponent is capable of.
“I always respect my opponents. I know his qualities. I know where he’s coming from and, based on that, that’s when I focus, and that’s how I get prepared for my next fights. I know everything good about him and his game.”
With over 13 years as a professional mixed martial artist it’s very easy to think that Aldo is up there in age, but at 35-years-old he knows what he has brought to the fight game and is fully aware that he’s an example for fellow fighters to follow.
“It’s interesting because I noticed that and it makes me feel like a grandpa sometimes because everybody says, ‘Oh I followed you. I’ve seen your fights, I follow your style. But it makes me really happy too, because at the end of the day it’s the recognition of my work. So yeah, it makes me happy.”
Aldo takes on Rob Font in the main event of UFC Vegas 44 at the UFC APEX on Dec.4th on ESPN and ESPN+.
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