UFC Fortaleza: Dana White Explains Why Jose Aldo Isn’t Headlining
By FCF Staff
Jose Aldo is not competing in the headliner of the UFC’s upcoming event in Fortaleza, Brazil, but according to Dana White, that decision was made by the Brazilian legend.
The former featherweight champ is scheduled to face Renato “Moicano” at the February 2nd event. Following UFC 232 White was asked why the star isn’t slotted for the main event, and the UFC President reported this (quote via MMA Junke):
“I agree 100 percent (Aldo shoulde be the main event),” White said. “(Aldo) wanted to be the co-main event. He didn’t want to fight five rounds – he wanted three. … That should be the main event, five rounds – that should be the fight. But he said, ‘I want a three-round fight,’ and you don’t say no to Jose Aldo.”
Aldo is coming off a stoppage win over Jeremy Stephens last July, which followed consecutive losses to champion Max Holloway.
“Moicano”, meanwhile, submitted Cub Swanson in his last bout which took place in August.