Be careful what you wish for.
WEC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo (17-1) will likely make his next title defense against suddenly-relevant division contender Manny Gamburyan (11-4) at the upcoming WEC 51 event planned for Sept. 8.
MMA Weekly reported the possible match-up earlier today.
Aldo has terrorized the 145-pound division since his promotion debut in 2008. Aside from a torrid 7-0 run, he's finished six of his victims by way of devastating (T)KO. Only Urijah Faber, who apparently earned the champion's mercy, made it to the judges scorecards when they fought back in April.
But "The Kid" went home with his leg looking like a "California" raisin.
That's the same event that saw his potential foe, Gamburyan, upend former division kingpin Mike Thomas Brown via bookie-busting upset. Prior to knocking out the banger from Bonny Eagle, "Manvil" went to the cards on back-to-back occasions to improve his record to 3-0 as a WEC employee.
With Faber and Brown clearly out of the picture, Gamburyan was one of the few remaining contenders outside of Josh Grispi to challenge the Brazilian. Unfortunately for "The Fluke," the former UFC lightweight and Ultimate Fighter (TUF) contestant earned his spot while Grispi was still returning from an extended layoff.
The Aldo fight is one the Armenian thinks he can win -- agree or disagree?
WEC 51 has yet to be formally announced by the promotion but is expected to feature the return of Miguel Torres as well as Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Leonard "Bad Boy" Garcia.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates to this still developing fight card.