Jose Aldo and Dominick Cruz have one thing in common and that is a fight with Urijah Faber in which both fighters won in impressive fashion.
Cruz was once a featherweight before a title fight loss to Faber derailed him. Now ten wins later, Cruz avenged that loss to Faber and seems nearly unstoppable at 135-pounds.
Aldo is the same way at featherweight. Dominating every opponent that is thrown at him and winning an impressive 12 fights in a row.
Only difference is Aldo has two more fighters to beat before he has effectively cleared out the division.
Aldo fights at UFC 136 against Kenny Florian and in my opinion will steamroll through Florian. Even after that Aldo still has a tough fight against Chad Mendes that could see the end to his reign as featherweight champion.
Mendes possesses the wrestling to take Aldo down and hold him there to squeak out a five round unanimous decision victory.
There is even one more name for Aldo to face. The No. 2 ranked featherweight in the world, Hatsu Hioki, has made his way to the United States and will begin competing in the UFC. So add yet another name to that list.
Cruz wouldn't win this fight even if it were able to happen. Aldo is too good of a striker and too dangerous for Cruz. Not to say Cruz doesn't possess the tools to beat Aldo with his wrestling and style of striking.
You can talk about the fight all you want, but it is still a pretty far off thought.
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