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WEC Quick Quote: Jose Aldo could be the first MMA fighter to win three titles


"I had heard that he wants to move down a weight class, win that belt and then go to 155 to fight BJ in the UFC. If he can do that, I don't know if he can cut that weight and make that light a weight division, but he'd be the first guy to win three titles in three different weight divisions.... I think it'd be pretty interesting. I love stuff like that," White continued. "I think if a guy proves himself at a certain weight class it's time to move on and try something new and I like that. but it's so hard to do in this sport because there's such a gap between weight classes. You can't be like [Manny] Pacquiao [jumping] seven different weight classes."

-- UFC President Dana White talks to reporters (via about the ridiculous upside of WEC Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo, after the Brazilian tooled Urijah Faber for basically five rounds in the promotion's first-ever main event on pay-per-view (PPV). He's pretty much cleaned out the division, which makes the jump -- either up or down -- to a different weight class incredibly possible. Aldo is just 23 years old, too, indicating that he will likely continue to improve for at least the next decade if he stays in the fight game. Dominic Cruz, Brian Bowles and Miguel Torres are all great competition in the 135-pound class. But the true test would be against the best lightweights in the world, including WEC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson, and, of course, the talent-laden 155-pound UFC stable, which is led by division champion Frank Edgar and BJ Penn. Would you prefer to see Aldo stay put, maneuver up and/or down in the WEC, or just cut to the chase and see how he responds to Octagon action?

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