Jose Aldo’s Campaign To Title Shot Includes Messages For ‘Cheater’ TJ Dillashaw & ‘Clown’ Henry Cejudo

Jose AldoEver since Aljamain Sterling’s most recent title defense against Petr Yan at UFC 273, the top contenders in the bantamweight division have all been clamoring for a shot at the champ. Jose Aldo in particular has recently decided to stake his claim for a title shot, by making an official callout towards the current champion. […]

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Ever since Aljamain Sterling’s most recent title defense against Petr Yan at UFC 273, the top contenders in the bantamweight division have all been clamoring for a shot at the champ.

Jose Aldo in particular has recently decided to stake his claim for a title shot, by making an official callout towards the current champion. Aldo is currently riding an impressive three-fight winning streak, having picked up clear and decisive victories over Rob Font, Marlon Vera, and Pedro Munhoz. He has now taken to social media to make his case.

“Aljamain, I am waiting for you to sign the contract for our fight,” Jose Aldo wrote on Twitter. “There is no doubt that the fans want to watch this fight. We are currently the 2 best bantamweights in the UFC.”

Jose Aldo blasts fellow bantamweight contenders

After respectfully challenging the champion Aljamain Sterling to a title fight, Aldo immediately went on to voice his distaste towards the other contenders. Aldo continued on Twitter to remind the UFC of the failed drug test of TJ Dillashaw which led to him relinquishing his 135 title, then immediately turned his attention towards Henry Cejudo who he claims “faked” retirement.

“Let the rest of the boys fighting each other and exchanging insults on the internet,” Aldo wrote. “In my opinion it does not make any sense to let a guy who got suspended for 2 years for cheating to come back and fight for the belt after winning a split decision in a fight I think he lost… The other one is a clown who faked his retirement just to try to raise his purse – as that did not work now he want to fight for the title after spending 2 years out of the game (and out of the USADA’s pool). … So let’s fight for the title while they sell popcorn in the arena. Whoever sells more popcorn fights with whoever wins our fight. Deal? Let’s do this, Champ!”

This is a first for Aldo, he is not one to make callouts in this manner, but it might be just what he needs to get a second chance at challenging for the bantamweight belt. But, Sterling went to Twitter to say “[email protected] @seanshelby Hunter, when is our next War room meeting? Lots of money to be made! ???”.

Aldo’s current 3 fight win streak against contenders Rob Font, Marlon Vera, and Pedro Munhoz along with the noise Aldo’s has made on Twitter may have drawn the eyes of both the UFC matchmakers along with the fans to set himself up for an exciting title fight against Aljamain Sterling.

Do you think Jose Aldo should be next to fight Aljamain Sterling?

José Aldo Appeals To Sterling “I Am Waiting For You To Sign The Contract”

José Aldo has made a personal and passionate appeal to UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling to agree to a fight. Now that Aljamain Sterling has cemented himself as the undisputed champion in the 135 lbs. division, title candidates have emerged to stake their claims to a world title shot. Leading the pack is T.J. Dillashaw,…

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José Aldo has made a personal and passionate appeal to UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling to agree to a fight.

Now that Aljamain Sterling has cemented himself as the undisputed champion in the 135 lbs. division, title candidates have emerged to stake their claims to a world title shot.

Leading the pack is T.J. Dillashaw, who Sterling himself called out after he retained his title against Petr Yan at UFC 273. UFC President Dana White also said Dillashaw would likely be next for Sterling, and the trash talk between the bantamweights has already picked up.

Henry Cejudo
Henry Cejudo

Next is Henry Cejudo, who never lost the bantamweight title but rather retired from competition after retaining the belt against Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 two years ago. Cejudo has re-entered the USADA testing pool and met with the UFC brass, with Sterling’s name on the lips of “Triple C” on social media, if not the actual negotiating table.

Thursday evening, Aldo would be sure to inject himself into the center of the conversation by going straight to the heartbeat of the world title picture.

Aldo addressed “The FunkMaster” directly and with a detectable urgency found in his prose. He also shot down the credibility of both Cejudo and Dillashaw as viable title challengers in the process.

“Aljamain, I am waiting for you to sign the contract for our fight. There is no doubt that the fans want to watch this fight. We are currently the 2 best bantamweights in the UFC.

“So let’s fight for the title while they sell popcorn in the arena. Whoever sells more popcorn fights with whoever wins our fight. Deal? Let’s do this, Champ!”

“Let the rest of the boys fighting each other and exchanging insults on the internet. In my opinion it does not make any sense to let a guy who got suspended for 2 years for cheating to come back and fight for the belt after winning a split decision in a fight I think he lost.

“The other one is a clown who faked his retirement just to try to raise his purse – as that did not work now he wants to fight for the title after spending 2 years out of the game (and out of the USADA’s pool).”

Aldo’s final tweet made reference to T.J. Dillashaw’s 2020 USADA suspension for EPO. Dillashaw has “done his time,” if you will, and has since returned to the Octagon with a victory over Cory Sandhagen last July.

If you think Aldo’s callout is a long shot, you may be mistaken. Sterling himself said that Aldo was arguably the most deserving of a title shot, even though he admitted to being most intrigued by a fight against Dillashaw.

Furthermore, UFC President Dana White once gave Aldo a title shot at bantamweight before he even had a victory in the division. So now that Aldo has three straight wins, White could be persuaded to give the legendary competitor another go at the 135 lbs. strap.

What do you think? Did José Aldo sell you on the idea of a Sterling/Aldo title fight?

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Marlon Vera Claims “Fat F*ck” José Aldo Declined Five-Round Fight

UFC bantamweight Marlon Vera has claimed that top-five contender José Aldo turned down the chance to go five rounds with him in 2020. After adding the first blemish to the record of rising star Sean O’Malley at UFC 252, Vera established himself as a contender, and had the chance to break through into the group…

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UFC bantamweight Marlon Vera has claimed that top-five contender José Aldo turned down the chance to go five rounds with him in 2020.

After adding the first blemish to the record of rising star Sean O’Malley at UFC 252, Vera established himself as a contender, and had the chance to break through into the group of elite at 135 pounds when he shared the Octagon with legendary former featherweight champion Aldo.

The pair collided in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 17 in December 2020. Across three rounds, the Brazilian secured victory on the scorecards, marking a much-needed rebound from a three-fight losing skid, which saw him begin his bantamweight career at 0-2.

Since their bout, both men are unbeaten at 2-0. While Aldo has re-entered the title picture with wins against Pedo Munhoz and Rob Font, “Chito” has risen up the ranks with triumphs over Davey Grant and Frankie Edgar.

Now, with their paths threatening to cross again, Vera has looked back on his past date with “Junior” during an interview with TMZ Sports. The Ecuadorian revealed that Aldo turned down a five-round fight for two weeks prior, seemingly the main event slot ultimately taken by Jack Hermansson and Marvin Vettori.

“I would f***ing fight Aldo tomorrow,” Vera said. “Just because the way the fight went. Just because he declined to fight me five rounds. People don’t know that. December 19 we fought. They offered us a spot, December 5, in the beginning of the month, he declined it because he didn’t have enough time to cut weight. I guess he’s a fat f***, but it is what it is.”

The revelation perhaps explains Vera’s Twitter callout of Aldo following the Brazilian’s victory over Font last December. “Chito” encouraged the former champion to “be a man” and accept a five-rounder.

Vera Vows To Stop Aldo In Potential Rematch

Having climbed to #8 on the bantamweight ladder, it stands to reason Vera could be joining Aldo in the championship conversation soon enough, potentially paving the way for the pair to run their clash back.

If that happens, “Chito” says he won’t be allowing it to reach the judges’ scorecards second time around.

“I learned a lot from it, I took experience from it, but I just ran out of time. But, props on him. He was able to hold me down in that position. It is what it is. I don’t put excuses, never. So, if we met him again, I’m stopping him,” asserted Vera.

Before thinking about a potential second clash with Aldo, Vera will have to join the Brazilian inside the bantamweight top five by dispatching Rob Font in what will be his first main event on April 30.

Would you like to see Marlon Vera and José Aldo run it back down the line?

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Aljamain Sterling Responds To Jose Aldo Demand For A Title Shot

Aljamain SterlingUFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has called for a meeting with UFC president Dana White following Jose Aldo’s call for a shot at the title. Aljamain Sterling was able to retain his bantamweight strap following his hard-fought decision victory over Petr Yan at UFC 273. Scores were divided among fans however credit must be given […]

Aljamain Sterling

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has called for a meeting with UFC president Dana White following Jose Aldo’s call for a shot at the title.

Aljamain Sterling was able to retain his bantamweight strap following his hard-fought decision victory over Petr Yan at UFC 273. Scores were divided among fans however credit must be given to Sterling as a large portion of the community had written him off before this rematch and simply gave him no chance.

Aldo took to social media to call for his shot at the bantamweight strap before Sterling replied requesting a sit down with the boss.

“u said I would be next on merit and I’m here accepting your challenge, @danawhite send me the contract soon before he changes his mind!!”

Aljamain Sterling responded saying: “[email protected] Hey man, when are we having a sit down? We clearly have a lot to discuss…

PS: Go watch the first round again. You are WRONG!

@OrenHodak @vaynersports”

Aljamain Sterling Open To Jose Aldo Challenge

Jose Aldo has more than earnt his shot to the title, after losing to Petr Yan in an attempt to secure bantamweight gold he’s gone on to accumulate a three-fight win streak holding victories over Marlon Vera, Pedro Munhoz, and most recently Rob Font cementing himself still as a top contender in the division.

Originally it seemed like the current division champion had his eyes set on TJ Dillashaw as the next threat to his throne, but a change of feeling has now taken Aljamain Sterling away from that idea and drawn his attention to Aldo.

Following on from Sterling’s victory at UFC 273, he offered all of his ‘doubters’ the opportunity to apologize to him by filling out the apology form he uploaded on Twitter.

Who do you think wins in a potential Sterling vs Aldo matchup?

Korean Zombie: Nobody Even Thought About Beating Aldo 9 Years Ago

Korean Zombie will be fighting for UFC gold for the second time in his career, but this time around, he has much more confidence. Zombie fought José Aldo at UFC 163 in 2013 when the champ was 22-1 and hadn’t lost since 2005. He was viewed as unbeatable and many weren’t giving Zombie a chance…

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Korean Zombie will be fighting for UFC gold for the second time in his career, but this time around, he has much more confidence.

Zombie fought José Aldo at UFC 163 in 2013 when the champ was 22-1 and hadn’t lost since 2005. He was viewed as unbeatable and many weren’t giving Zombie a chance as he was around a +600 underdog which was the biggest he was in his entire career.

Ultimately, it was Aldo winning by fourth-round TKO after Zombie dislocated his shoulder. Now, years later, the fan-favorite spoke about the fight and said it is a good learning experience for him.

“Nine years ago, nobody could beat José Aldo. Nobody even thought about beating him. Nobody entertained (it). And (I’m) so happy that (I’m) fortunate enough to fight him because (I) had the experience now to actually step up and win a title (fight),” Zombie said through his interpreter on The MMA Hour.”

Korean Zombie is set to return to fight Alexander Volkanovski for the featherweight title in the main event of UFC 273 on April 9. Volkanovski was originally supposed to fight Max Holloway but the Hawaiian was forced out of the bout due to an injury, which allowed Zombie to get the shot. The event also takes place in Jacksonville, Florida.

Korean Zombie (17-6) is currently ranked fourth at featherweight and returned to the win column last time out with a decision win over Dan Ige. In the fight before, he lost a decision to Brian Ortega which snapped his two-fight winning streak and had he won, he likely would’ve gotten a title shot. In his career, Jung holds notable wins over Dustin Poirier, Frankie Edgar, and Dennis Bermudez among others.

Do you think Korean Zombie will win the featherweight championship this time after coming up short against José Aldo 9 years ago?

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Dillashaw Welcomes Future Fight With ‘Lower-Weight Godfather’ Aldo

TJ Dillashaw would be open to a fight with José Aldo.

TJ Dillashaw knows what it is like to be a UFC champion. He was on top of the bantamweight division for three years before having to serve a suspension for a failed drug test. Now that Dillasha…

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TJ Dillashaw would be open to a fight with José Aldo.

TJ Dillashaw knows what it is like to be a UFC champion. He was on top of the bantamweight division for three years before having to serve a suspension for a failed drug test. Now that Dillashaw is back and ready to continue his UFC career, he has one goal in mind, which is to regain his lost title.

“Let’s be honest, I left as a champion,” Dillashaw told ESPN. “I came back, fought a No. 1 contender after a 2.5-year layoff. I was able to beat him. What else is there for me? Nothing is going to get me up and excited except getting my belt back. That’s my goal. There’s nothing else for me to really set my eyes on.”

Dillashaw is in a bit of a holding pattern right now. He suffered an injury that required him to undergo surgery. His last bout was back in July when he defeated interim title challenger Cory Sandhagen. Although the surgery went well, Dillashaw still has some healing to do. He spoke a bit about his timeline for return.

“I wouldn’t say an exact timeframe, but I imagine halfway through the year,” he explained. “I’m able to hit mitts, strength, and conditioning. I haven’t done any grappling yet. That’s the last thing I’ll feel comfortable about again. And then I have to start thinking about getting into a camp.”

TJ Dillashaw Open To Fighting José Aldo

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Dillashaw is currently sitting in the #2 spot in the division, right behind interim champion Petr Yan. With Yan already set to face the champion, Aljamain Sterling, in April, that could leave Dillashaw out of the loop. Fortunately, there has been someone calling his name for a while now. That man is none other than José Aldo.

“I think he has called me out after every one of his fights recently which is amazing,” Dillashaw said. “I’ve looked up to Aldo, I think everyone has looked up to Aldo. Aldo’s been like one of the godfathers of the lower weight classes, but we’ll have our time, he keeps doing what he’s doing, I’m going to get my belt back, and then it would be really amazing.”

Aldo recently won three in a row at bantamweight and could be in the title hunt himself. A possible #1-contender fight with Dillashaw could be an interesting one and a real possibility depending on what happens with Sterling vs. Yan at UFC 273.

Do you think Dillashaw will get a title shot without fighting José Aldo first?

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