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Jose Aldo Turned Down Kenny Florian UFC Fight for WEC Title Defense

Jose AldoBefore preparing for a January title defense against Mark Hominck, WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was offered a UFC fight against lightweight Kenny Florian in December, but opted to remain at 145-pounds for now.

“Aldo said he had the opportunity to move up and make his UFC debut in December against Kenny Florian,” Tatame’s Eduardo Ferreira reports. “But his manager didn’t think it was a good time. ‘I received the proposal. I want to fight, maybe in the UFC or WEC,’ Aldo said.”

Though he was never offered the matchup, Florian said Tuesday that it’s a ‘dream fight’ that he would quickly accept.

“Neither myself or my manager Malki Kawa have been offered Jose Aldo but that would be a dream fight,” Florian wrote on Twitter. “I would take that fight with quickness. Aldo is as good as it gets and one of the best pound-for-pound. Who wouldn’t want to take that fight?! I’m here to fight the best.”

Aldo is expected to take on Mark Hominick at January’s WEC 54, while Florian could face Evan Dunham at UFC 126 in February.

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