Not long after Ricardo Lamas coach Daniel Valverde relayed that they’re hoping the UFC will tap “The Bully” for a fight with featherweight champ Jose Aldo in February, comes word that the promotion is considering just that.
According to a report from MMA Junkie.com, UFC boss man Dana White confirmed that they’re considering booking Aldo-Lamas for UFC 169, which will go down Februray 1st, in Newark, New Jersey.
“It’s not done, but we’re talking about it,” White said. “But we talk about a lot of things.”
Of course, it wasn’t long ago that Jon Jones was expected to fight Glover Teixeira on that card, but the fight was moved. So UFC 169 still needs a main event.
Although the fight’s not done yet, this will come as welcome news for Lamas and his supporters, as the featherweight has been gunning for a title shot for some time. The #2 ranked 145’er has won four straight bouts, which includes a submission win over Cub Swanson, who many believe is his closest competitor in terms of a title shot (including the champion).
Lamas hasn’t fought now since January, when he put away Erik Koch in the second round at UFC on FOX 6. Aldo, meanwhile, hasn’t fought since August when he stopped Chan Sung Jung. The P4P contender broke his foot in the bout, but is expected to be ready to fight in early 2014. Thus, UFC 169…
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