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Could Jose Aldo Be First Fighter to Win Three Titles?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- If anyone could win three major titles in three different divisions, it's Jose Aldo, UFC president Dana White suggests.

"I had heard that he wants to move down a weight class, win that belt and then go to 155 to fight BJ in the UFC. If he can do that, I don't know if he can cut that weight and make that light a weight division, but he'd be the first guy to win three titles in three different weight divisions," White brought up to reporters late Saturday after WEC 48.


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Aldo could make bantamweight, though it would be a difficult cut. Aldo, who previously fought at the weight during his early years with Shooto, last year considered moving down to challenge the then-dominant Miguel Torres. But Torres would fall into a slump while Aldo continued to tear through the competition.

Aldo, who retained the 145-pound WEC championship over Urijah Faber at WEC 48, would be contending at 135 pounds with the likes of champion Dominick Cruz and contenders Brian Bowles and Joseph Benavidez.

It's a rarity if Aldo could pull it off, but if he is indeed interested, he's got the support of the UFC and the WEC "pay-per-view" boss.

"I think it'd be pretty interesting. I love stuff like that," White continued. "I think if a guy proves himself at a certain weight class it's time to move on and try something new and I like that. but it's so hard to do in this sport because there's such a gap between weight classes. You can't be like [Manny] Pacquiao [jumping] seven different weight classes."