Cody Garbrandt took the UFC bantamweight title from Dominic Cruz last Friday night at UFC 207 Las Vegas and he’s already calling for a superfight with 145-pound featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
The 25-year-old, who dominated Cruz for five rounds, says he wants to “test Aldo’s chin” in a big money fight.
“I need to sit down with Dana [White] and Sean [Shelby], and find out the biggest money fight for me,” Garbrandt said during an appearance on The MMA Hour on Monday. “I know I could go up and fight with Jose Aldo. He has wins over my teammates, he’s a legend, and I’d like to test his chin. I know I hit hard, and I’m just getting started. And I could also have the biggest fight with Conor [McGregor]. I could easily go up. My homie Nate Diaz choked him out, and I can’t believe he’s pound-for-pound No. 2 on the list, with, you know he got choked out.”
Since making his UFC debut in January of 2015, Garbrandt has gone 6-0 with four wins coming by KO or TKO. In his MMA bouts, he’s gone 11-0 in four years.
And Garbrandt thinks he’s now become a draw who’s ready for the next level.
“There’s a lot of fights for me in the division, in the UFC division,” he said. “I am young enough to go up, and I’ll fight anybody. But to be honest, I truly believe that I’m ready to fight and I believe that I go out there and put on a performance. And I’m a draw. I want the biggest money fight for me right now…”