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Pedro Munhoz hints at possible move to flyweight after loss to Jose Aldo

Pedro Munhoz is thinking about dropping down to flyweight.

Munhoz lost a decision to Jose Aldo at UFC 265 and after the fight on The Thrill and Agony he told Aldo inside the Octagon he was too small and not strong enough and said this fight proved he could drop down to flyweight. He believes it would make for a title run and now, the Brazilian confirmed he is thinking about a drop-down in weight.

It was something that after the fight and I analyzed the fact that Aldo had fought a long time at featherweight and, with a professional team behind him, and he did a great job,” Munhoz said to AG Fight. “He kept the blast and strength, but he went down well and the most important fact is that the recovery was good. This made me think about this possibility (to go down in category). I want to see what the next steps will be, who will offer me, but it is a possibility that I do not rule out.

“I always had a quiet time to beat bantamweight, so if I go down to flyweight, this diet time would be longer and more regulated, which for me is fine,” Munhoz continued. “There comes a time when we need to chart a new path, so there is (this chance). I don’t know if in the next (fight) or in two. But I think so.”

Pedro Munhoz is currently ranked ninth at bantamweight and does hold notable wins over Cody Garbrandt, Jimmie Rivera, Rob Font, and Brett Johns among others. However, he has come up short against bigger opponents like Aldo, Frankie Edgar, and Aljamain Sterling.

Whether or not Munhoz could even make 125lbs is unknown. However, if he can and does drop down in weight, he would likely get a top-10 opponent in his debut.

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Cole Shelton
Cole Shelton covers MMA for, MMANews, and while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime