Source : MMAJunkie.com
So what did Aldo think when the UFC first approached him about the fight (Anthony Pettis), which put other contenders such as Ricardo Lamas, Chad Mendes, Cub Swanson and Chan Sung Jung on hold?
“I think it can be a valid approach, but not when someone drops from the weight class above to immediately challenge the champion,” he said this past weekend in Brazil. “There are already various contenders within the weight class. If someone just shows up and immediately challenges for the belt, he’s cutting in line, and everyone sees that.
“I don’t think it’s fair. I think if you’re going to drop down, then prove yourself by first having great fights within the weight class, and then you’ve earned the right to fight for the belt. That’s how I think. But since we’re already booked, no problem. I’ll just go and win that fight.”