Speaking with MMA Junkie Radio recently, the Team Oyama mainstay has targeted a November return to the Octagon – which would mark his third outing of the annum. When asked about the possibility of facing Brazilian Muay Thai specialist, Aldo – Vera was all ears.
“I’d retire him (José Aldo) in a minute – bring it,” Vera said. “I like that fight. That fight would excite the (expletive) out of me, and I’d take it. I’d take it, and I believe I’d finish him, so that’s a beautiful fight to make.”
“I watch every single fight, but I didn’t follow their careers – I didn’t get to like them,” Vera explained. “It’s a weird thing. There’s guys that I love and then guys I don’t care, and he’s one of the guys that I don’t really care.”
“I’m sure he’s (Aldo) a sweetheart, but some fighters you just don’t like, you don’t cheer for. Every time he fought, I knew he was going to beat the guys that he beat, and I expected him to lose to Conor (McGregor). I expected him to lose to Max (Holloway). But, I like him – he’s a great fighter. But, I just don’t become a fanboy over the years. I don’t know, I just didn’t.”