Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender and former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 12 runner up, Michael Johnson, has seen (and done) enough at 155 pounds to know there’s nothing left for him in his current division.
Especially with no title shot in the immediate future.
Therefore, “The Menace” will drop some weight to try his luck at 145 pounds and just so happens to have an opponent in mind. It’s none other than former featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
“I was thinking about making a comeback at 145 because I’ve fought everybody at the top 10 at 155 division,” Johnson said at the UFC Rotterdam fan Q&A. “So, I think it’s time for me to see some new faces in the cage. Jose Aldo, he’s a great champion, so I’d love to go down to 145 and fight him. Hopefully in December, I can go down to Brazil and fight him.”
If “Junior” is still around by then.
Johnson (17-12) is currently ranked No. 9 in the division despite an abysmal run over the past two years. “The Menace” is just 1-4 and was recently finished in back-to-back fights against Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje.
Can he become a contender at 145 pounds?