Jose Aldo Campaigns for Sterling Title Fight, Calls Cejudo “Clown Who Faked His Retirement”

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Jose Aldo UFCLAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 03: Jose Aldo of Brazil poses connected the standard during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in astatine UFC APEX connected December 03, 2021 successful Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Former UFC featherweight champion and existent bantamweight contender Jose Aldo has stated his lawsuit for a changeable astatine Aljamain Sterling.

Taking to societal media connected Thursday evening, Aldo (31-7) posted a lengthy connection addressing the UFC’s 135lb champ Sterling — and suggesting that erstwhile two-division kingpin Henry Cejudo was undeserving of the accidental to combat for gold.

He besides urged Sterling to motion disconnected connected a bout statement to look him.

“I americium waiting for you to motion the declaration for our fight. There is nary uncertainty that the fans privation to ticker this fight. We are presently the 2 champion bantamweights successful the UFC,” Aldo posted connected his verified Twitter account, aft addressing Stirling by name. “So let’s combat for the rubric portion they merchantability popcorn successful the arena. Whoever sells much popcorn fights with whoever wins our fight.”

“Deal? Let’s bash this, Champ!”

The Brazilian past turned his attraction to Cejudo, and had immoderate prime words for the Olympic golden medallist and two-division UFC champ, who precocious announced that helium was re-joining the USADA investigating pool. Cejudo retired successful May 2020 aft defending his ain bantamweight rubric against Dominick Cruz.

“The different 1 [Cejudo] is simply a clown who faked his status conscionable to effort to rise his purse – arsenic that did not enactment present helium wants to combat for the rubric aft spending 2 years retired of the crippled (and retired of the USADA’s pool),” Aldo stated. “Let the remainder of the boys warring (sic) each different and exchanging (sic) insults connected the internet. In my sentiment it does not marque immoderate consciousness to fto a feline who got suspended for 2 years for cheating to travel backmost and combat for the loop aft winning a divided determination successful a combat I deliberation helium lost.”

Aldo past competed successful December, winning a unanimous determination against Rob Font. He’s won 3 successful a row, going the region connected each 3 occasions. Sterling (21-3), meanwhile, precocious unified the bantamweight rubric with a divided determination triumph implicit interim champ Petr Yan.