As talks continue to make a Conor McGregor – Floyd Mayweather boxing match a reality, several UFC fighters have started campaigning to be included on the card, and now Jose Aldo’s raising his hand.
Not long ago, Roy Jones Jr. called for a bout between himself and Anderson Silva to co-headline McGregor – Mayweather. Jones Jr. and Silva have repeatedly said over the years that they’d like to fight, but the all-star bout has never materialized. Then, after Jimi Manuwa wrecked Corey Anderson last month at UFC FN 107, he relayed he wants to box heavyweight, David Haye.
Well, during a press conference this week to promote Aldo’s June 3rd bout with Max Holloway, the featherweight champ had this to say (quote via MMA Fighting):
“If it does happen, I want to be in this card, too, boxing,” Aldo said. “I’ll challenge, I don’t know, Miguel Cotto, something like that. I want to surf this wave as well. If it happens, Dana… Don’t forget me, Joe Carr. Don’t forget me because if it happens I want to fight, brother. We can go for takedowns, too. No problem.”
Now, if boxing isn’t your jam, then you may be unaware that Cotto is a ridiculously talented boxer. The 36 year-old may not be the force he once was, but he remains one of the biggest names in the sport. So, the chances of him signing off on a bout with Aldo are likely very slim. But hey, we all said the same thing about McGregor – Mayweather right?
Aldo – Holloway will headline UFC 212, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.