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UFC Quick Quote: Jose Aldo needs to 'man up' and move to lightweight

Otherwise, stay at featherweight and rematch Cub Swanson.

Jason da Silva-USA TODAY Sports

"If I was him, I'd just go. We're all guys that want to challenge ourselves and be the best in the world. That's why people love Randy Couture and B.J. Penn; they sought challenges in different weight classes to be the best in the world. Dominating one weight class makes you a badass in the sport, but if you want to be a legend, you have to go to different weight classes and be dominant there, too. I'd heard he (Aldo) doesn't want to lose his belt, and that's why they're saying catchweight and looking for loopholes so he can take the fight and keep his belt, too. I think that's bull because that situation would hold us all up. If that's the fight you want, man up and move up. If it's not, then stay here and let's fight."

Streaking Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Cub Swanson (20-5) is tired of sitting around and waiting for the division to sort itself out, especially in the wake of rumors that reigning titleholder Jose Aldo is flirting with a possible move up to lightweight for a champion vs. champion "super fight" against Anthony Pettis. If that's the case, Swanson argues (via Bloody Elbow), than Aldo needs to "man up" and do it. If not, then "Junior" should stick around and put his strap on the line against the next top contender. But is that Swanson, winner of five straight, or someone else? Let's try and sort through the featherweight clutter in the comments section below.

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