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Earlier right now, it was publicized that Michael Johnson was lobbying to fight a ranked opponent in order for him to get “again to the highest.” The title that Johnson zeroed in on is that of Zabit Magomedsharipov, who’s presently ranked #14. Correctly, Johnson is in luck, as a result of as a result of it happens the #2 ranked and former featherweight king José Aldo has expressed an curiosity in coping with Johnson by his camp. (Transcript by Bloody Elbow):

“We settle for Michael Johnson,” Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras suggested Combate. “That’s an fascinating struggle for us. It will be a terrific struggle for the followers. They’re each strikers, similar to it was towards Jeremy Stephens. It’s not that we wish to decide opponents for these final three fights, however Aldo intends to end his profession with large fights. It’s no use going through a wrestler who’ll attempt to grapple and make a boring struggle. We should decide the best fights, nice ones, regardless of the outcomes, however they should be nice. I wished Aldo to have these fights at featherweight so he may end his contract with a title shot. That’s the reality. We’re ready on the UFC.”

José Aldo suggested Combate that Michael Johnson equipped to fight him at UFC 233, nevertheless Aldo prefers to fight in Brazil one week later at UFC Fortazela. Aldo went on to state that date strains up fully alongside along with his want to fight three instances in 2019:

“I don’t like to speak about fights earlier than the contract is signed as a result of these items can occur,” Aldo said. “However we had been already in settlement. I used to be coaching for Cub for one week. I don’t need to struggle three weeks after (UFC 233) as a result of it might jeopardize my objective to struggle 3 times till December 2019. If I don’t struggle on January 26, it could possibly be in Fortaleza.”

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