Ricardo Lamas believes it should have been him against Jose Aldo earlier this month for the UFC featherweight title instead of Chan Sung Jung.
However, Lamas was forced to sit at a local establishment and watch as Aldo defeated “The Korean Zombie” and successfully retained his title at UFC 163.
“Seeing the guy I was going to fight up there fighting the champ, it sucks. I thought it should’ve been me up there. I was sitting in my chair at the bar doing head movements, fighting some invisible opponent,” said Lamas, in an interview with MMAjunkie.com.
So, what does Lamas want to do for his next fight? Well, face Aldo, of course, but that could be an issue.
The champ is sidelined after breaking his foot early vs. Jung and will likely not be ready to compete against until 2014 at the earliest.
“If they can promise me a title shot, I’ll wait for it. I’ve got to talk to (the UFC) and see what’s going on. I heard (Aldo’s) going to be out till the end of the year, and we don’t know if he’s going to move to lightweight or not,” Lamas said. “If he’s going to move up or be out for a long time, I should be in there against whoever they want to put me against for the interim title. We’ll probably try to get in contact with them later in the week, when things settle a little more, and we’ll figure out what’s going on.”
The 31-year-old Lamas improved to 13-2 with a victory over Erik Koch this past January. He has won four straight overall since a loss to Yuri Alcantara in 2010.