[box_light]“I’ve talked to him backstage at the UFC’s and [the UFC 136] press conference in Houston. [He] really seemed like a humble, nice guy. So, I wanted to reach out to him to help… I knew he was good, but I had no idea he was as good as he is in every area. Really unbelievable, especially his takedown defense. That goes for all of Nova Uniao [Aldo’s home gym] also. He’s really one of the most, if not the most complete fighter I’ve ever worked with. I think Mendes is a tough kid, but I think it’s too early for him to fight Jose Aldo.”[/box_light]
Talking to our pals over at MMAFighting.com, UFC lightweight fighter, Gray Maynard says that UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo is probably the most complete fighter he has ever worked with.
It has been well publicized at this point that “The Bully” went down to Brazil to help Jose prepare for his upcoming bout this weekend against Chad Mendes. But what’s surprising is how much Gray praises the smaller champ.
For having worked with fighters in the game the likes of BJ Penn, Randy Couture, Vitor Belfort and the host of talent at Xtreme Couture, to praise Aldo as the best is a huge compliment.
But on the other hand, Mendes has never lost even one-round in his professional Mixed Martial Arts career. Can he overcome the obstacles that Aldo presents or will this weekend’s main event just be another example of why Aldo is champ?featured, MMA NEWS, Strikeforce, strikeforce news, ufc news