UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has his sights set on defeating Frankie Edgar in February at UFC 156. After that, it appears Aldo is planning a move to the lightweight ranks.
However, as he recently told MMAjunkie.com, his coach, Andre Pederneiras, believes 145 pounds is where he belongs still.
“Certainly I believe that I’m ready, but (Pederneiras) believes that I’m still too young so he’s keeping me back,” Aldo said. “But I think I’m fully capable of fighting one (weight class) above.”
Aldo (21-1) has not competed since this past January when he knocked out Chad Mendes in Brazil. He had a pair of title fights with Erik Koch postponed due to injuries.
“Scarface” said that “once I beat Frankie Edgar, I’m sure that I can prove that I can fight one notch above.”