"Fighters challenging other people or talking nonsense does not bother me, but I do not think is right. Each person has a way of promoting a fight, to conquer an opportunity for his career. I do not like it, but it does not make me mad. Everyone should go there, fight and earn your shot at the title, and not talk to get the title. My focus now is on Edgar. I'm not planning on climbing a weight class. After this fight I'll think about my next step." - Jose Aldo via Tatame
Reigning UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo gives his thoughts on trash talk and the possibility of moving up in weight.
Aldo who struggled to make weight against Mark Hominick at UFC 129, has been contemplating a move to the lightweight division as he gets older and it becomes harder to make the cut down to 145 lbs, but it appears that the move won't come anytime soon.
The Nova União featherweight is scheduled to defend his bet against the former UFC lightweight champion Edgar in a much anticipated blockbuster bout.
In his last bout, the Brazilian native demolished former collegiate wrestler Chad Mendes in the closing seconds of the first round with a vicious knee.
His opponent, Edgar (14-3-1), is coming off of back-to-back razor-thin decision losses to current UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson. Though both losses were highly controversial, Edgar finally gave in to the pressure to move down to a lighter, more natural weight class for his body frame.
UFC 156 is scheduled for Feb. 2 inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.