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Old 03-21-2012, 07:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Aldo: If Frankie won't come down, I'll just have to move up

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Contrary to popular belief the key to a successful relationship is not shutting up, making sandwiches and providing sexual relations at will. Although these things are important in providing temporary surface level happiness, if you plan on sticking with someone for the long haul you've got to get a little deeper than ham and cheese on rye and frequent acts of fellatio. It seems the key to successful relationships is a little something called self sacrifice and the balance of give and take. Shocking to many of you I know, but trust me-it works. If you want to keep that special sandwich maker in your life, you need to give a little-to get a little.

This applies to all kinds of relationships-not just the ones that consist of slapping some meat and special sauce between buns. It also applies to friendships and work realtionships. Let's take Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo as an example. There's been plenty of talk amongst the MMA community about Frankie dropping down to featherweight to face the champ Jose Aldo. Frankie though, is not feeling this idea at all and has refused to entertain that kind of sacrifice. There's nothing wrong with that. That's his prerogative.

Jose Aldo on the other hand, has evaluated this situation and according to a recent talk with Sherdog.com, looks like he is willing to make a personal sacrifice in order to maintain a working relationship with Frankie Edgar:

"Edgar thinks he won against Henderson, so he really had to stay in his division and get the rematch. If he comes to featherweight, we’ll fight. Many people want to see it. Having Edgar, a former lightweight champion, would be amazing for the featherweight division, but if he doesn’t come down to 145 pounds, in the future, I’m going to have to move to lightweight."

Frankie is happy with things how they are and doesn't want them to change, but Jose is ready to take their relationship to the next level. Story of most of our lives. It's like the conversation you have with your girlfriend every Saturday when she forces you to watch another "Say Yes to the Dress" marathon on TLC.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Edgar is going to lose his fanbase here pretty quick, it's interesting to watch really.
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He needs to go to 155 anyway, there's not many guys at 155 he'd have a problem with, he's shown excellent TDD and I don't think anyone at 155 could strike with him, and he has nothing at 145 after Hioki.
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Aldo needs to move up to LW...he has horrible weight cuts, and has cleaned the division out, time to move on to bigger and better things.
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What's wrong with fellatio, sandwiches and slapping your meat's special sauce between buns?

Winner of Poirier and Chang Sung Chung also deserves a shot at Aldo before he moves up. Dana probably won't like the idea or allow it because it will severely cripple the FW division.
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Winner of Poirier and Chang Sung Chung also deserves a shot at Aldo before he moves up. Dana probably won't like the idea or allow it because it will severely cripple the FW division.
Poirier is a solid fighter but he just isn't on the same level as Aldo and neither is the Korean Zombie who was stopped by George Roop just a little while.

Aldo is hurting the UFC by staying there, he's on another level than everybody and the only threat is Hioki's ground game but I'm not sure if Hioki can get the fight there.
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Aldo at 155 is so much more interesting than Aldo at 145. Alot of good match ups for him potentially like Pettis, Edgar, Henderson, Guillard, Miller, Diaz, Cerrone and so on. Featherweight is pretty thin and Aldo doesn't have much left to prove there especially after he fights Hioki.
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I'm glad to hear it. Other than the Mendes fight (which was in Brazil), Aldo really hasn't looked like his old WEC self. The cut to 145 is clearly taking too much energy out of him and it's showing in his performances. Besides, I'm happy to see The Korean Zombie rule the 145 pounders

There are some enticing match ups for Jose at 155. Stylistically, Aldo vs Barboza would be a cracker.
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Aldo has wanted to move to 155 for a long time. This is just another excuse for him to do so. The UFC doesn't want Aldo at 155 and that's pretty much the only reason he hasn't moved up yet.
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Poirier is a solid fighter but he just isn't on the same level as Aldo and neither is the Korean Zombie who was stopped by George Roop just a little while.

Aldo is hurting the UFC by staying there, he's on another level than everybody and the only threat is Hioki's ground game but I'm not sure if Hioki can get the fight there.
I don't agree with that statement. Are Jones, GSP and Silva hurting the UFC because they have proven that there is a large gap between them and the contenders in each of their respective weight divisions just like Aldo?

I can't say I'm not intrigued by the possibility of Aldo moving up, but he surely isn't hurting the division by showing his dominance over the competition.

If that's your argument as to why it's bad for the division, then GSP and A. Silva, whom have been doing it for longer than Aldo, are also bad for their divisions by that merit.
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