UFC on FOX 30: Jose Aldo Talks Timeline For Next Bout, After Recording Pivotal Win
By FCF Staff
After ensuring he remains at the very top of the featherweight division last night, by taking out Jeremy Stephens, it looks like Jose Aldo isn’t planning to take a quick, turn around bout.
Aldo took some heavy shots from Stephens in the co-headliner of UFC on FOX 30, before the former champ dropped “Lil’ Heathen” with a punishing body punch, and finished the fight from above. Aldo was fighting for the first time since he was stopped by champ Max Holloway in December, which marked the second time the legend was defeated by the rising star.
After last night’s pivotal win, Aldo had this to say, while discussing a timeline for his next fight (quote via MMA Junkie):
“It was a lot of work during camp, and I think it’s time to relax a little bit … and focus on something later in the year.”
Aldo was then asked if he’d be interested in fighting at UFC 231, which will take place in Toronto, Ontario, on December 8th. Aldo made his UFC debut in that city back in 2011.
“For me, it would be very special, and it makes sense. It’s enough time for me to rest a little bit. The big thing is to get back home, rest a little bit, and figure out where we go from here. But it is a very good option.”
With last night’s victory, the 31 year-old Aldo moved his overall record to 27-4.