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Thursday, Mar 26, 2020

Jose Aldo is “More Worried” About Making Weight For Henry Cejudo Bout, Than Facing Champ

Jose Aldo (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Jose Aldo is still booked to fight Henry Cejudo at UFC 250 on May 9th, and the legendary featherweight says he’s more concerned about cutting down to 135 pounds, than the fight itself.

Aldo has been tapped for a fight with the bantamweight champ, after dropping a tightly contested, split decision to Marlon Moraes in December. Recently Aldo spoke with MMA Fighting, and the Brazilian star reported that he’s been self-quarantining due to the coronavirus. He also relayed that he plans to begin training with a group of fighters soon, who have also been self-isolating.

While talking about the upcoming bout with Cejudo, however, Aldo said this.

“F***, I only need a week of training to beat Cejudo,” Aldo said. “I’m more worried about making weight than fighting him. I can be off camp, on vacation, but if you put me in the Octagon with him, I beat him with an eye closed. So, for me, it’s not about sparring, if I only have a month or a week to train, I beat him even if I’m not training. The only problem is the weight, so that’s why I’m eating well. I’m cool about the fight though, don’t worry about it.”

“It’s not even close to my regular camp, of course, but I’m staying very active at home, training the way I can,” Aldo said. “I’m not sloppy or out of shape just because I’m not at the gym. I’m active, keeping my weight low, eating well, so I’m sure I’ll be fine.”

Cejudo, meanwhile, hasn’t fought since June, when he won the bantamweight title by stopping Moraes.

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