Archive: Jose Aldo

Oct 22, 2014 10:08 am

UFC 179 Embedded Episode 1: ‘Mendes is a piece of Sh**’

On episode 1 of UFC 179 Embedded, as featherweight champion Jose Aldo prepares for his title defense on home soil in Rio, he has harsh words for his opponent Chad Mendes and divisional up-and-comer Conor McGregor. Still stateside in Sacramento, Mendes trains alongside Nate Diaz, then packs for his long trip into enemy territory. UFC...

Oct 21, 2014 6:02 pm

Jose Aldo: Mendes striking has not evolved

UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo knows very well that the man he fights this weekend for a second time, Chad Mendes, has won four of his past five contests via knockout or TKO. But those statistics haven’t made Aldo a believer in “Money’s” striking skills, as he told Combate (via Bloody Elbow) in a recent...

Oct 21, 2014 4:20 pm

Jose Aldo: ‘Fighters Make Millions For The UFC, Where’s Our Cut?’

“I ask for financial valorization not only for me, some other fighters should have too. We give a lot for the company. I’ve seen this happening in the past, athletes were highly valued, and the company was not that big. Today, the company is very large and athletes devalued.” “If you’re fighting well, you are...

Oct 21, 2014 4:09 pm

Conor McGregor would rather keep busy than wait for a title shot

Conor McGregor (16-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) is coming off a first-round knockout victory over Dustin Poirier at September’s UFC 178 event in Las Vegas. Following his win over “The Diamond”, the brash young Irishman proclaimed himself the divisions number one contender, a notion that UFC president Dana White seems to agree with. McGregor will be...

Oct 21, 2014 11:10 am

Getting To Know The Champ, Jose Aldo

In this episode of Fightland Meets we spoke with UFC Featherweight champion José Aldo about humble upbringings and rising from street soccer matches to becoming one of Brazil’s most beloved mixed martial artists.

Oct 21, 2014 11:06 am

Ultimate 8: Jose Aldo

Joe Rogan ranks the greatest victories of featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s career in Ultimate 8.

Oct 20, 2014 11:20 am

PHOTO | Fan-Made Aldo vs. McGregor Fight Poster

UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II is set to go down this Saturday in Brazil. However, as always, fans can’t get enough of Conor McGregor. After ‘Notorious’ TKO’d Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 last month, many began calling for a matchup between McGregor and the winner of Aldo vs. Mendes, prompting fans to create promo...

Oct 20, 2014 9:54 am

Countdown To UFC 179: Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis

Get ready for UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II this Saturday by catching up on ‘Countdown to UFC 179′ from yesterday afternoon on Fox Sports 1. Below is the Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis segment from the episode.

Oct 19, 2014 3:32 pm

Royce Gracie Believes Brazilian Fighters Lack Strategy

With UFC 179 coming up this Saturday, Jose Aldo stands alone as the only Brazilian fighter to currently hold a UFC championship. After Anderson Silva lost the middleweight title in 2013, and Renan Barao lost the bantamweight title earlier this year, it was quickly noted that 8 of 9 UFC champions are Americans. Royce Gracie...

Oct 19, 2014 3:01 pm

PHOTO | Chad Mendes Bloodies Training Partner Ahead Of UFC 179

UFC featherweight #1 contender Chad Mendes is gearing up for his UFC 179 rematch with Jose Aldo this Saturday. The week of the bout, most fighters would take it easy so as not to get injured, and focus solely on cutting weight, however it appears ‘Money’ is not one of those fighters. Team Alpha Male...

Oct 19, 2014 2:54 pm

QUICK TWITT: McGregor Heading To Brazil To “Boost Ticket Sales For UFC 179”

Conor McGregor has been stating for some time that he would be attending UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II in Brazil, and would even place banana peels around the ring, many laughed the statements off. McGregor is going through with his decision however, and will be attending UFC 179 this Saturday, no doubt keeping a...

Oct 19, 2014 9:40 am

Countdown To UFC 179 Aldo vs. Mendes II Debuts Tonight On FS1

To get fight fans ready for UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II, the UFC will be running ‘Countdown To UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2’ on Fox Sports 1 tonight at 3 p.m. CT. The card will be headlined by a highly anticipated matchup between longtime UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, and Chad Mendes, who...

Oct 17, 2014 1:30 pm

Aldo Not Impressed: ‘Nothing special stands out about Conor McGregor’

“I make it a point to observe all fighters in the featherweight category. I’m the champion, and I plan to remain the champion. I do pay attention to any featherweight fight where someone is ranked in the UFC, since that could potentially be my next adversary. Conor is no different than any other fighter. I...

Oct 13, 2014 8:28 am

Chad Mendes Talks Rematch With Aldo

Chad Mendes is gearing up for his UFC 179 rematch with Jose Aldo on October 25th. Leading up to the fight, Mendes is doing his media rounds, which included speaking to Jon Anik on UFC Ultimate Insider.

Oct 12, 2014 9:00 am

Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung Full Fight Video

To get fight fans ready for UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II, take a look back at UFC 163 where Jose Aldo defeated Chan Sung Jung. If Jose Aldo defeats Chad Mendes, Conor McGregor will likely get the next title shot according to UFC President Dana White. If you want to see that bout you...

Oct 11, 2014 2:30 pm

Jose Aldo: ‘It’s disrespectful to talk about Conor McGregor’

“I’m really focused on Chad Mendes right now and I do think it’s a little bit disrespectful (to talk about a fight against Conor McGregor). This fight hasn’t even happened. There’s nothing set yet. I do need to keep my feet on the ground and keep focused on Chad Mendes and not think of anyone...

Oct 6, 2014 4:38 pm

Mendes Slams Aldo, Welcomes Fight With McGregor

Chad Mendes is gearing up for his UFC 179 rematch against Jose Aldo for the featherweight title. Leading up to the bout, both Mendes and Aldo have fired verbal shots at one another, highlighted by Aldo shoving Mendes when the two had their first staredown several months back. Mendes joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA...

Oct 6, 2014 10:18 am

UFC 179 Aldo vs. Mendes Preview

The UFC has released a preview video for Aldo vs. Mendes II which headlines UFC 179 on October 25th. Check it out:

Oct 6, 2014 5:03 am

John Kavanagh Believes McGregor Deserves Next Title Shot

Conor McGregor’s rise to the top has been quick, but dominant. After returning from a torn ACL earlier this summer, McGregor took on Diego Brandao in his home country of Ireland in front of the Dublin crowd. McGregor made short work of Brandao, winning the bout via TKO in just the first round. After that...

Oct 5, 2014 11:11 am

First Look At Aldo vs. McGregor Trailer

Despite Jose Aldo currently being slated to fight Chad Mendes at UFC 179, UFC President Dana White has stated that Conor McGregor is likely the next #1 contender to fight for the featherweight strap. This led a fan to release a Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor trailer, for a potential bout at Croke Park stadium...

Sep 29, 2014 9:29 am

McGregor Open To Moving Up To Lightweight Eventually

Following his dominant win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178, Conor McGregor attended the post-fight press conference complete with an “ivory elephant trunk suit” to continue his verbal assault on the featherweight division. (Read about it HERE). McGregor also informed media members that he would be open to fighting at lightweight, but not until after...

Sep 29, 2014 7:59 am

QUICK TWITT: Nik Lentz Calls Out Conor McGregor

Following his dominant, quick, 1st round KO over Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 this past weekend, Conor McGregor’s name was potentially thrown in for a title shot against the winner of Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes. Nik Lentz has something to say about that, and took to Twitter to do so. .@TheNotoriousMMA You've ducked me...

Sep 28, 2014 9:31 am

McGregor Responds To Mendes Comments

At the post-fight press conference yesterday for UFC 178, Conor McGregor was asked what he thought about #1 contender Chad Mendes, to which ‘Notorious’ responded: Chad is a 5-foot-6, overblown – he should be a 125er, but he’s gone past that limit now. Now he’s just a little small bodybuilder stuck in the 145-pound division,...

Sep 28, 2014 9:08 am

Mendes Fires Back At McGregor

Yesterday at the UFC 178 post-fight press conference, Conor McGregor had some harsh comments about featherweight #1 contender Chad Mendes. McGregor said that he would be attending UFC 179, where Chad Mendes will look to avenge his 2012 loss to champion Jose Aldo. McGregor went on to say: Chad is a 5-foot-6, overblown – he...

Sep 28, 2014 9:00 am

McGregor Slams Division, Says It’s Full Of “Has-Beens”

Conor McGregor continued his tear of the featherweight division last night at UFC 178, extending his UFC record to 4-0, and his win streak to 12. On the main card of the event, he TKO’d Dustin Poirier in the first round with a well placed hook behind the ear. In the post-fight press conference, McGregor...