“He hasn’t fought anyone ranked, and I’ve been fighting all the challengers,” he said. “But I’m going back to the gym, get my strategy ready and defeat him one more time.”
Jose Aldo spoke with media members during the UFC 179 media day in Rio in preparation for his rematch against Chad Mendes.
Aldo went on to say that he doubts Mendes will choose to strike with him again, and will instead resort to his wrestling.
“I don’t think he will, but I really hope he does,” he said with a laugh. “That’s the only way, actually, he doesn’t have much choice. I respect his wrestling, that’s his home, but it’s hard to take me down. He will have to fight me standing.”
Despite shoving Mendes, Aldo insists he has nothing against him personally.
“If it’s personal or not, I don’t see any problem with that either,” he said. “I will go straight forward and beat him again, that’s what matters to me.”