José Aldo Calls for Michael Johnson Fight At UFC Fortaleza • MMA News
Earlier at this time, it was publicized that Michael Johnson was lobbying to combat a ranked opponent so as for him to get “back to the top.” The title that Johnson zeroed in on is that of Zabit Magomedsharipov, who’s presently ranked #14. Properly, Johnson is in luck, as a result of because it occurs the #2 ranked and former featherweight king José Aldo has expressed an curiosity in dealing with Johnson through his camp. (Transcript through Bloody Elbow):
“We accept Michael Johnson,” Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras advised Combate. “That’s an interesting fight for us. It would be a great fight for the fans. They’re both strikers, just like it was against Jeremy Stephens. It’s not that we want to pick opponents for these last three fights, but Aldo intends to finish his career with big fights. It’s no use facing a wrestler who’ll try to grapple and make a boring fight. We must pick the right fights, great ones, no matter the results, but they must be great. I wanted Aldo to have those fights at featherweight so he could finish his contract with a title shot. That’s the truth. We’re waiting on the UFC.”
José Aldo advised Combate that Michael Johnson supplied to combat him at UFC 233, however Aldo prefers to combat in Brazil one week later at UFC Fortazela. Aldo went on to state that date strains up completely along with his need to combat 3 times in 2019:
“I don’t like to talk about fights before the contract is signed because these things can happen,” Aldo stated. “But we were already in agreement. I was training for Cub for one week. I don’t want to fight three weeks after (UFC 233) because it would jeopardize my goal to fight three times until December 2019. If I don’t fight on January 26, it could be in Fortaleza.”
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