Since Jose Aldo was knocked out cold by Conor McGregor in just 13 seconds at UFC 194, Aldo has maintained the fact that he is more motivated than ever to reclaim the UFC featherweight championship.
At UFC 200, Aldo will have the opportunity to move one step closer to reclaiming the belt as he fights Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight championship on July 9th.
Ahead of that fight, he spoke to MMAFighting to reveal how he hopes his training methods will aid him in once again becoming a champion:
“I changed, tried to mix a bit and train like I used to before. A lot of striking and grappling… I tried to mix those things. I stopped and looked back at what brought me to the top as a champion, so I decided to do exactly that. Be more aggressive and show that I really want to win the fight.”
“(I want) to get my belt back. I only think about it. I want my belt back. That’s my biggest motivation. It doesn’t matter who the opponent is, Frankie or whoever. What motivates me is to win the belt.”
While Aldo is more motivated than ever before, he has quite the task ahead of him in putting an end to Frankie Edgar’s 5-fight win streak.
Do you think he’ll be able to do it?