ONE FC stars Shinya Aoki and Bibiano Fernandes have both revealed that they would like to face off against each other.
The two fighters are currently in different weight divisions; Aoki is currently fighting at lightweight while Fernandes is a featherweight. However, Aoki revealed in an interview earlier this year he would be prepared to drop the extra weight.
He said:"If ONE FC wants me to fight Bibiano Fernandes at 145 pounds then I think that would be a very attractive fight. He is a champion and I respect him."
"I do not want to give up my belt, but if ONE FC allows me to go to 145 pounds again for one fight before I defend my title next then I am happy to face Fernandes. Maybe he would be the best BJJ fighter I have ever faced in MMA, but Vitor Ribeiro was also a great fighter."
Fernandes told MMAfighting.com how interested he is in the fight. He said: "It would be a great fight. Everybody talks about this fight, especially in Asia. I'm here to work. I train hard to go there and fight anyone. I would fight him, I would fight anyone."
He added: "If they could do a catchweight, like 140 pounds, and I would fight him.
"He's too big, has a bigger reach, so I would fight him at 140 pounds. I wouldn’t fight him at 145 pounds. At 140, I would take it right away."