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Old 10-02-2010, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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José Aldo has no problem moving up in weight for UFC

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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.
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Woot. Hopefully Aldo kos that boring 155lbs champion in the ufc. Shows him how to finish fights.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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There is nobody at 155 who can beat Aldo...i used to think he would struggle with Penn...But he dominates Penn.
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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!
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I still got frankie
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That was my point. Frankie got is doing pretty good despite being a very light lightweight. However, Maynard kept him out of it though!
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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.
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He's seriously never been taken down?
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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
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What is Mike Brown then?
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