The WEC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo has quickly become one of the stars of the sport of mixed martial arts. Following an impressive win over Manny Gamburyan in September many people have mentioned Aldo among the pound for pound best. In fact, many people have been hoping for Aldo to move up a weight class and take on UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. While Aldo has expressed interest in making such a transition there is still work to be done at featherweight. Fights with guys like Josh Grispi and Chad Mendes still offer a challenge. There are others currently outside the UFC who could challenge Aldo. Michihiro Omigawa has reportedly been offered a WEC deal and he could be a real threat. The fans’ dream opponent, Edgar is currently signed on to defend his title against Gray Maynard. It now looks as if any transition or move up in weight class will be delayed as Aldo is now slated to face contender Mark Hominick in January at WEC 54.
Speaking to Tatame Aldo revealed the upcoming bout…
Whoever it is, always respect everyone. We already have a defense in January; it will be against Mark Hominick, a Canadian very good at kickboxing.
Hominick has looked impressive inside the WEC and perhaps his crisp striking can pose a problem for the champion. Hominick is coming off of a nice win over Leonard Garcia in September and now has earned himself a title shot against the best featherweight in the world. Perhaps Mark Hominick could de-rail the hype train of Aldo and de-rail the plans of an Aldo/Edgar super fight
Regardless, the fans win every time Jose Aldo fights and if you couple that with the exciting style of Hominick we may see fireworks in January. .