Dana White Open to Giving Jose Aldo Title Shot, Despite Loss in BW Debut
By FCF Staff
Although Jose Aldo officially lost his bantamweight debut on Saturday at UFC 245, Dana White is open to having the legend fight champion Henry Cejudo next.
Aldo faced Marlon Moraes at the Las Vegas event, and the former featherweight champion lost the bout via split decision. At the post-fighter presser, White said the following (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“Henry Cejudo texted me tonight and said, ‘That’s bull(expletive). He (Aldo) didn’t lose that fight. He won that fight, and I want to treat him like he did,’” White told reporters. “He wants to fight Jose Aldo.”
“I don’t hate it. I don’t hate it,” White said, when asked if he’s on board with the idea. “Cejudo is the man right now. If you look at what Cejudo has accomplished, if he says, ‘I want Jose Aldo. I think Jose Aldo won’ … I think Jose Aldo won the fight. Most of the room thought he won. If he wants Jose Aldo next, we could do it. I don’t have a problem with it. I’m sure people would want to see it.”
Cejudo won the bantamweight title in June by stopping Moraes in the third round at UFC 238.