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Aldo Admits to Having Spies in Edgar’s Camp

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Jose Aldo earned a unanimous decision win over Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 to claim the interim featherweight title. Aldo lost the undisputed title to Conor McGregor, but fought Edgar for the interim title after McGregor chose to fight twice in a row at welterweight.

It was the second time Aldo had defeated Edgar, a former lightweight champion, and this time out was more dominant, something he thanked to having some inside information:

“If I kicked, he’d take me down,” Aldo said during a media day at Nova Uniao on Wednesday. “We had a few spies from the other side, people that were training close to him the entire week, and they always came and talked to us. So I had to stop kicking and [using] my left hand, because he would counter on that.”

Asked one more time if he really had a spy in Las Vegas, Aldo doubled down.

“Of course I had [spies]. Otherwise, why wouldn’t I kick? That’s my instinct,” Aldo said. “So we always have a spy. We send someone to be a part of that training [room] and then they give us information. We get that information and know what they are training.”

source: mmafighting.com

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