UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo Healthy, Itching to Fight


Photo: Francis Specker

By: Damon Martin

Like a wounded animal ready to defend its turf, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was ready to fight on Jan. 1 regardless of an injury.

The highly regarded Brazilian, who most rank among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, was set to fight at UFC 125 on New Year’s Day, but a neck injury pushed him off the card.

Aldo was so ready to fight for the UFC, he was even willing to do it at well less than 100 percent, but his manager and coaches stepped in and advised him against it.

“He wanted to fight injured,” Aldo’s manager, Ed Soares, said when speaking to MMAWeekly Radio. “Me and his coaches were like, ‘No, you’re not fighting. You’re not going to make your UFC debut not being 100-percent.’”

The hunger to get in the cage and compete is a big part of who Jose Aldo is. When UFC president Dana White presented him with his new UFC featherweight title, the smile on Aldo’s face was ear to ear. He’s proud to be the champion and he’ll be even prouder when he can defend it.

 

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One Response

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