Patricio Pitbull requires Jose Aldo ‘superfight’ in MMA or boxing with Aldo now not underneath UFC contract – MMA Preventing
Patricio Pitbull all the time believed he’d beat Jose Aldo if the UFC and Bellator ever reached a deal to match up their featherweight champions. Now, with Aldo retired and now not underneath UFC contract, Pitbull feels the door for a “superfight” is extra open than ever.
Pitbull stated on this week’s Trocação Franca podcast that he believes Aldo’s retirement was a choice made by others, and “King of Rio” will ultimately return to some type of competitors.
“You are feeling there was a spark in his determination [to retire], that it was time to cease, that he had already performed so much for the game,” Pitbull stated. “He’s effectively financially, however I believe, for his age, that his hearth isn’t out but. He’ll sit down, take pleasure in his son that was simply born, his daughter, his marriage, and the second will come the place he could have that want to combat once more, and possibly he goes to boxing. There have been some talks on the market between him and ‘Popo’ [former WBO and WBA champion Acelino Freitas]. He may do a [MMA] superfight now that he’s not underneath contract [with the UFC]. The world has opened for him yet one more time.”
Aldo hung up his gloves following a loss to Merab Dvalishvili, which put an finish to his spectacular bantamweight win streak, whereas Pitbull lately regained his Bellator featherweight title towards A.J. McKee and is ready to place it on the road Saturday towards Adam Borics at Bellator 286 in Lengthy Seaside, Calif.
Pitbull congratulated his fellow Brazilian for “an exquisite run” in MMA and lamented the actual fact they have been by no means in a position to combat when each have been of their primes.
“It might have been good [to fight in our primes], proper?” he stated. “It might have been a decider of who actually is one of the best featherweight. We’ve got very related numbers. Quantity of wins, title defenses, submissions, knockouts, size of title reign, and so forth. Though many individuals say, ‘Whoever is within the UFC is one of the best and whoever is in Bellator is the second finest,’ it’s unattainable to say that until you set them to combat.
“It didn’t occur, time has handed, he now not has the belt, he stopped preventing, however the future is lengthy and alternatives are limitless. We’re not that outdated. If it’s a combat between two outdated guys, it’s cool, we’d be equal. Or in MMA, a superfight, everyone out of contract. Who is aware of?”
Aldo will stay ceaselessly a legend for the game after every part he’s performed within the WEC and the UFC, Pitbull stated. However the Bellator star thinks that, in contrast to different legends of the sport, Aldo nonetheless has so much left in his tank regardless of deciding to finish his profession.
“In my viewpoint, hes not retiring outdoors of his prime,” Pitbull stated. “He was defeated, however he’s nonetheless quick, robust. He by no means appear like an outdated and drained champion. He was simply defeated just a few occasions, which is a part of the profession for any fighter and any champion.”