Jose Aldo Says Kenny Florian and Chad Mendes Aren't the Last Challengers at FW

Sal DeRoseCorrespondent IAugust 16, 2011

Back in April, Jose Aldo made his UFC debut against Mark Hominick at UFC 129 in what was an exciting fight that left Hominick sprouting a second head.

According to Aldo, though, there were some behind-the-scenes problems coming into his first defense of his UFC belt.

"I had some trouble making the right weight, but that’s not that unusual," Aldo said in an interview with Tatame.com. "I had a feet infection due to a cut, that was the problem. One thing led to another, and I was really damaged. There were many things involved, it was my UFC debut, and I can’t lose focus. It was a fantastic fight, a perfect debut on the organization."

Aldo is now set to face his next challenger, Kenny Florian, in his second title defense in the UFC. Even after Florian, Aldo's job may not be done if he can get past KenFlo. Undefeated featherweight Chad Mendes may have staked a claim to the next shot at the featherweight belt. 

"Both athletes are high level challenges," said Aldo. "I don’t believe they’re the last challengers I’ll have. Featherweight division is one of the most complicated and tough classes in UFC. Every day they're new great fighters. I don’t know where these guys come from."


You can read the full interview with Tatame, here.

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