José Aldo has no problem moving up in weight for UFC - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
The Mad Titan
 
Guy Incognito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Following The Path To Jesus Set By His Disciple Vitor Belfort
Posts: 5,111
                     
José Aldo has no problem moving up in weight for UFC

Quote:
José Aldo successfully defended his WEC featherweight title for the second time this Thursday. The Jiu-Jitsu black belt and muay thai specialist notched his seventh knockout win in the promotion, over Manny Gamburyan. Still in the USA, Aldo spoke with GRACIEMAG.com. Check out what he had to say:

In the first round the crowd booed a bit, as there was a lot of study going on. But in the second round, the knockout came quickly…

That’s what we went over in training. I threw some strikes to see how he’d react. I calculated his movements, worked based on that and, thank God, it all worked out.

Shortly following each of your wins everyone always talks about the possibility of your moving up in weight and even having a title fight in the UFC lightweight division. Do you think you’ll do well in the division above yours? Would you accept a 155-lbs fight?

I would, for sure. I have what it takes to fight in the UFC, but that doesn’t depend on me. I’d have to talk to the people who work with me, like Dedé (Pederneiras), my coach, and Joinha (Jorge Guimarães), my manager. What they decide on is always what’s best. But I believe I have all it takes to fight in the upper division. There’d be no problem at all.


The moment of the knockout over Gamburyan. Photo: Josh Hedges

Gamburyan provoked you a lot before the fight. Did that bother you at any point?

Fighters do that; it’s a way of promoting the fight. So I feel it was just marketing and I don’t pay it much mind, it doesn’t bother me. I keep focused, get out there and do my job. I knew it was going to work out and I didn’t fall for it.

Did you feel the Colorado altitude during the fight?

It was fine. We showed up before the fight and did our final preparations. It all worked out, both for me and for Diego Nunes. I didn’t feel any difference.

But do you think the other fighters felt it?

I feel all the fights were different from what we’re used to seeing in the WEC, because of the altitude. Everyone held back more, was more cautious, for fear of getting tired. But Diego and I did well. It all worked out yet again and we’re going to carry on on this path.
http://www.graciemag.com/en/2010/10/...eight-for-ufc/

Guy Incognito is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 08:43 PM
Amateur
 
Zafersan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 134
                     
Woot. Hopefully Aldo kos that boring 155lbs champion in the ufc. Shows him how to finish fights.
Zafersan is offline  
post #3 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 08:46 PM
Ultra-weight
 
Joabbuac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 6,381
                     
There is nobody at 155 who can beat Aldo...i used to think he would struggle with Penn...But he dominates Penn.
Joabbuac is offline  
post #4 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 08:58 PM
The Title Guy
 
kantowrestler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Orange, California
Posts: 12,683
                     
I'm not sure that a featherweight fighting up a weightclass wouldn't face difficulties. Edgar is really a featherweight and he faced problems with Maynard. The fact of the matter is one fighter is always someone's kryptonite!

The Emoticon Guy
kantowrestler is offline  
post #5 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
The Mad Titan
 
Guy Incognito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Following The Path To Jesus Set By His Disciple Vitor Belfort
Posts: 5,111
                     
I still got frankie

Guy Incognito is offline  
post #6 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 09:35 PM
The Title Guy
 
kantowrestler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Orange, California
Posts: 12,683
                     
That was my point. Frankie got is doing pretty good despite being a very light lightweight. However, Maynard kept him out of it though!

The Emoticon Guy
kantowrestler is offline  
post #7 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 10:01 PM
Lightweight
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Philippines
Posts: 1,669
                     
It's seriously time for the man to move up, he could start by challenging Ben Hendo. Really, that'd probably be toe to toe, same size. The last thing I want to see is another 5-round fight winner in the UFC holding the belt (Edgar/Maynard). Aldo is a nightmare match-up for anyone if he moves up.

Aldo's not a guy that'll get laid and prayed upon and engulfed Fitch style, he's too dynamic, athletic and quick Machida-esque TDD to make guys pay for trying.

Compared to Edgar, Aldo - zero times taken down in his career (so they say), hits harder, bigger fighter, faster fighter, throws kicks as fast as Edgar punches, full torque kicks are mountain movers, and definitely more athletic.
MrObjective is offline  
post #8 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 10:12 PM
The Title Guy
 
kantowrestler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Orange, California
Posts: 12,683
                     
He's seriously never been taken down?

The Emoticon Guy
kantowrestler is offline  
post #9 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
The Mad Titan
 
Guy Incognito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Following The Path To Jesus Set By His Disciple Vitor Belfort
Posts: 5,111
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrObjective View Post
It's seriously time for the man to move up, he could start by challenging Ben Hendo. Really, that'd probably be toe to toe, same size. The last thing I want to see is another 5-round fight winner in the UFC holding the belt (Edgar/Maynard). Aldo is a nightmare match-up for anyone if he moves up.

Aldo's not a guy that'll get laid and prayed upon and engulfed Fitch style, he's too dynamic, athletic and quick Machida-esque TDD to make guys pay for trying.

Compared to Edgar, Aldo - zero times taken down in his career (so they say), hits harder, bigger fighter, faster fighter, throws kicks as fast as Edgar punches, full torque kicks are mountain movers, and definitely more athletic.
Aldo hasn't fought any decent wrestler, edgar and maynard would slam him and maynard would control his ass with ease

Guy Incognito is offline  
post #10 of 39 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 10:36 PM
The Title Guy
 
kantowrestler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Orange, California
Posts: 12,683
                     
What is Mike Brown then?

The Emoticon Guy
kantowrestler is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome