Ricardo Lamas may get his long awaited shot at UFC featherweight
champion Jose Aldo on Super Bowl weekend in 2014, but the final
decision is yet to be made.
UFC president Dana White revealed when speaking to FOX Sports on
Thursday that the promotion is considering an Aldo vs. Lamas
matchup for the upcoming UFC pay-per-view card landing in Newark,
New Jersey on Feb 1, 2014.
“We’re talking about that Super Bowl weekend,” White said. “It’s
not done yet. We’re talking about it, we talk about a lot of
White insisted that the fight has not been made yet because
there are still some internal discussions happening about both the
upcoming Super Bowl weekend card as well as Aldo’s next opponent,
but Lamas appears to be the leading candidate.
A winner of four fights in a row, Lamas has been rumored for a
title shot for months ever since he was forced out of a scheduled
fight at UFC 162 when his original opponent Chan Sung Jung aka ‘The
Korean Zombie’ was yanked to fight Aldo at UFC 163.
Lamas was already presumably a No. 1 contender after dismantling
Erik Koch in his last fight in January, but he ended up sitting out
and waiting after losing his bout at UFC 162 at the last
Now all signs are pointing towards Lamas getting a much desired
title shot, but the UFC still has some decisions to make before
announcing anything as official.