Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight titleholder Cody Garbrandt is already calling his shots, which I suppose is one of the spoils afforded to Spartans who turns gods into mortals.
So now that he’s disposed of former division kingpin Dominick Cruz, thanks to a commanding performance at UFC 207 last Friday night in Las Vegas (watch it), the undefeated power puncher is setting his sights on greener pastures.
First stop? A featherweight super fight against Team Alpha Male (TAM) nemesis and current 145-pound kingpin Jose Aldo.
From The MMA Hour:
“I know I could go up and fight with Jose Aldo. He has wins over my teammates, he’s a legend, and I’d like to test his chin. I know I hit hard, and I’m just getting started. I want the biggest money fight for me right now. I think that I saw Jose Aldo say that he’d like to fight me, I’d like to test his chin. Like I said, he’s got wins over my teammates and I want to get every one of those back. But there’s so many fights for me. I’ve got to sit down with my management team, with Sean (Shelby) and Dana (White), and see what fights the best for me, and the biggest money fight. We’re all in this to get us all rich, to get us all paid. And that’s what I want to do.”
Aldo hold wins over TAM mainstays Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes.
Garbrandt (11-0) — still just 25 years old — has looked unstoppable since joining the ranks of UFC back in Jan. 2015 and already has nine finishes in 11 wins. Prior to his pay-per-view (PPV) victory over Cruz, “No Love” smashed and trashed Thomas Almeida and Takeya Mizugaki.
But I think this guy might have a problem with all of this Aldo talk.
How about you?