UFC Featherweight Champion and number 2 pound for pound fighter, Jose Aldo (24-1) was in a media skirmish recently with current top Featherweight Title contender and the two combatants got into a shoving match at a press conference.
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UFC President Dana White has been quoted saying that Aldo has all the talent in the world but never actually wants to “let it go”
“I don’t care what he says. He’s a businessman, he wants to promote his shows,” Aldo replied to Dana White during a UFC 179 media day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil “He wants us to go in there and do our best without thinking about the consequences. Whatever he says, I don’t care. I care about what Andre (Pederneiras) tells me, what we have to train and do. That’s what I focus on.”
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is the only man ahead of Aldo on the top pound for pound list in the UFC but that has little to no effect on Jose.
“I’m still evolving. I still have much to do to get better. That’s what I focus on,” he said. “If I’m the No. 1 or not, I leave that to the media and the fans. To me, I’ll always be the best. I feel I’m the best technically speaking, but I never think I’m the best and I’m unbeatable. I do everything I can to stay champion.”
Jose Aldo also commented on his teammate Renan Barao and the overwhelming amount of pressure he faced on his ascension to the top of his division.
“I think Barao is an outstanding fighter and has everything to be the champion, but he lost himself with everything that was said,” Aldo said. “He got himself into what Dana was saying, that he was unbeatable and everything. We try to stay focused because the other guy is also training to win.”