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Dana White: Jose Aldo needs to decide what he 'wants to do' moving forward

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"Here’s the thing, Jose Aldo’s been talking about moving up to 155lbs. Well, we had a slot and said, 'alright, you want to move up to 155 pounds and fight Kenny Florian?' and he said, 'uh, never mind.' It depends on what this kid wants to do. If he wants to stay in the WEC and defend that title, that’s cool, but they were talking at one point about moving to [155] so we talked to him and said, ‘how would you like to move to the UFC’s ’55-pound division and take on Kenny, and they turned it down"

UFC President Dana White confirms that he did indeed ask WEC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo to fight two-time 155-pound number one contender Kenny Florian inside the Octagon in December, which his camp decided to turn down in favor of a fight against Mark Hominick or Josh Grispi in January. Florian is now scheduled to battle Evan Dunham at UFC 126. The Brazilian has essentially cleaned out the 145-pound division with flare and impunity. But is White's decision to move him along so fast -- not even moving him up to the WEC 155-pound division -- signal a possible transition of the better fighters of the sister promotion being folded into the UFC roster sooner than we expect? Or is Aldo simply so talented that he's the exception to the rule -- he needs to be on pay-per-view (PPV)? Let's hear your thoughts, Maniacs.

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