If people haven't paid attention, throughout MMA history fighters get fired up over anyone jabbing a training partner like this. Big or small, training partners will take offense and say something if it is a close knit group.
Aldo is speaking up for his long time gym in Alpha Male saying one of their best guys needs to come take a Bang Ludwig class. Who wouldn't? And who hasn't. Throughout time people no matter where they are from take offense and take a stake in payback. It is less now because fighters move around, move up in gyms, are more for personal gain as an individual. But it still happens.
Is it a HUGE deal? No. But where did Aldo act like it was either? He gave his thoughts and said he will beat down Mendes if they want to talk about who gym is whos. Is he not aloud to react? Is he supposed to laugh in an interview? I don't get it?
If you were to beat a guy a couple times handily and not boast or talk down your opponent.....then he beats you once and not only him, his whole team does from the start? You are saying you would laugh and wouldn't have a problem? I doubt 10% of this board would actually feel nothing or that it was funny if it was their teammates, coaches, friends. Well 10% of you that have actually played sports or competed at something.
If its Cruz and Faber and this happened cool. But NU has never disrespected them nor talked down on them. So whats with all this nonsense?
Not classy in victory at all, especially when the team was what? 0-5 or something against NU?