We all know the saga that is Jose Aldo’s quest for a rematch with Conor McGregor; he was the former featherweight champion who went undefeated for a goddamn decade, only to have that record shattered in just 13 seconds by the Irishman.
Since UFC 194, he has had to wait over a year for his revenge. He beat Frankie Edgar in what he thought was the lead-up to his rematch with The Notorious but when McGregor vs Eddie Alvarez became the headline fight for UFC 205, the Brazilian completely (and understandably) lost it.
Aldo threatened to walk away from his UFC contract, give up the sport for good, sue the UFC, throw his remaining fights, all the while agitating for a fighter’s union (which he has admittedly been advocating for ages).
Bearing that in mind, it’s amazing in itself that UFC president Dana White even managed to sit down and talk with Aldo but if the reports about his UFC return are to be believed, White may have salvaged his relationship with one of the UFC’s brightest stars.
Sources in team Nova Unaio and Brazilian news outlet Globo.com have reported that a deal has been made for a superfight Aldo and UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz at UFC 207.
This would spell an absolutely huge payday for both fighters; the card is headlined by the Ronda Rousey vs Amanda Nunes fight and is set to have over 1 million pay-per-view buys.
There has been no official word about the fight itself, or the weight class that such a fight would take place at but with Cruz recently stating that he is willing to move up for a superfight, one suspects that it would be at featherweight.
If this is true, it adds an amazing fight to the UFC 207 card but it also shows, once again, that Dana White is one hell of a negotiator and could talk his way out of just about anything.
More details when we get them…