Archive: Jose Aldo

Jun 30, 2014 6:57 am

The Korean Zombie calls out Cub Swanson

Following his main event victory over Jeremy Stephens at Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 44” event in San Antonio, Cub Swanson has since been called out by former featherweight title challenger “The Korean Zombie.” Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) took to twitter to challenge Swanson on Sunday: @KoreanZombieMMA: “@CubSwanson Fight me.” The Korean Zombie has...

Jun 25, 2014 12:40 pm

‘Money’ Still Pissed Over Aldo Fence Grab In First Encounter

“It sucks looking back on it. I’ve watched that fight multiple times, and it pisses me off every time. I mean, that definitely would have changed at least the first round… We’re definitely going to be talking to the refs beforehand this time, and I’m really going to be working on getting takedowns out in...

Jun 23, 2014 10:35 am

Ricardo Lamas: I Beat Myself In The Aldo Fight

Top ranked UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas joined Majority Draw Radio during a recent interview to discuss his fight against Jose Aldo, and how Aldo didn’t beat “The Bully”, he beat himself. “No, not at all, I felt fine (after sitting out). The only thing is, because it was a title shot, I was being a...

Jun 21, 2014 10:58 am

Dana’s Response To Aldo’s Pay Gripes: ‘Jose Aldo’s Pay Is Up To Jose Aldo’

“Everyone needs to make more money. A guy like Jose Aldo, he’s the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world for two rounds, and then he starts to slide off. Here’s the reality. Our champions are our pay-per-view partners. How many pay-per-views you sell, how much you sell, you get a piece of the action. Yeah,...

Jun 20, 2014 12:37 pm

Chad Mendes Prepping For Aldo Leg Kicks With Brutal “Leg Toughening Regimen”

One of Jose Aldo’s most feared weapons is his low kicks. The UFC featherweight champion has dispatched several opponents with them, including Team Alpha Male founder Urijah Faber. Chad Mendes will be ready, or at least he’s preparing to be. The two fighters will square off in August in the UFC 176 main event.

Jun 20, 2014 6:33 am

Mendes: Jose Aldo Has Not Evolved

“Honestly, watching his last fights, I couldn’t see any sign of evolution. He basically bets on what he is good and he’s doing always the same things. I think that this fight will be excited to the fans because of that, since I have completely changed. There are so much things that I’ve learned in...

Jun 18, 2014 6:01 am

Gegard Mousasi vs. ‘Jacare’ Souza set for UFC 176 co-main event

A key middleweight bout has been added to August’s UFC 176 event in Los Angeles, as UFC officials announced today that Gegard Mousasi will meet Ronaldo Souza in the evenings co-main event. Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) was last seen in action in the main event of “UFC Fight Night 41” in Berlin, where...

Jun 17, 2014 4:24 pm

Kogan Slams Aldo, Calls Him A N***a

MMA Manager Mike Kogan shot back at UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo today via Instagram. Aldo appeared on an episode of Inside MMA and expressed his distaste for fighter pay. Check out Kogan’s post below. Caption reads, This n***a needs to make up his mind. Or more like stick to his guns and stop flip...

Jun 17, 2014 9:26 am

Jose Aldo Not Happy With UFC Pay

UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo joined Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice on Inside MMA to discuss fighter pay. Check out the video below.

Jun 16, 2014 12:57 pm

Cub Swanson Says He’s Ready To Move On

Cub Swanson joined ESPN.com to discuss his upcoming fight with Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 44 on June 28th from San Antonio, as well as how he is ready to move on from his 8-second KO loss to Jose Aldo back in 2009 via flying knee. “It gets brought up to me all the...

Jun 16, 2014 12:15 pm

Mendes Fires Back, Calls Aldo Disrespectful

Chad Mendes has responded to recent criticism made by featherweight champion Jose Aldo last week about Team Alpha Male and Chad Mendes, who the champ called disrespectful after someone from Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness wrote Renan Barao’s name down on a list of people who had signed up for a Duane Bang Ludwig Muay Thai...

Jun 12, 2014 5:20 am

Jose Aldo Predicts Same Outcome For Mendes in Rematch

UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo has his hands full in his upcoming rematch against Chad ‘Money’ Mendes. But the champ predicts the same outcome as their first fight. (A first round KO) Jose Aldo on if Chad Mendes is the same fighter he fought the first time: “Each fight is a fight. We try to evolve...

Jun 12, 2014 5:16 am

Chad Mendes: ‘I will beat Jose Aldo and make history’

Last night Chad Mendes discussed his upcoming rematch against the champ, Jose Aldo. His words: Chad Mendes on his rematch with Jose Aldo: “When I fought him in the first time, I had two fights in the UFC. I’d say 90 percent of my game was wrestling. My game plan was to go out there, take...

Jun 9, 2014 12:28 pm

Jose Aldo Talks Mendes Fence Grabbing Controversy And More (Video)

UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo spoke to MMAFighting.com to talk about his upcoming rematch with Chad Mendes, fence grabbing controversy at UFC 142, and more. Check out the video below, and hit the Closed Caption Button for the English translation.

May 30, 2014 6:37 am

Jeremy Stephens Says He’s One Fight Away From Title Shot

  The former UFC lightweight, turned UFC featherweight has been on a hot streak since his division swap. Before moving to the 145 lb weight division, Jeremy Stephens had lost three fights in a row at lightweight. He has now managed to turn things around completely, winning three fights in a row at featherweight. “Lil’...

May 30, 2014 5:30 am

Duane Ludwig Stays With T.A.M. To Train Mendes For Aldo Bout

By Evan Stoumbelis Duane “Bang” Ludwig, the mastermind behind Team Alpha Male’s success, may be leaving the famous team to go open his own gym in Colorado, but that doesn’t mean he won’t train Chad Mendes for his title bout with Jose Aldo at UFC 176 on August 2nd. “Bang” spoke with Ariel Helwani on...

May 27, 2014 12:44 pm

Jose Aldo Not Happy With UFC Pay

“I do feel devalued, for sure. Every fighter dreams to reach a level where he will make good money. I have other thoughts nowadays – I’ve been around the world, I have a big wide vision about that. At the same time that they give us our business, they could improve it (payment). We bring...

May 15, 2014 6:37 am

Mendes Wants Aldo’s Belt Back In America “Where it belongs”

Prior to Jose Aldo’s long title reign in both the UFC and WEC, Urijah Faber was the king at 145. True, there was a guy named Brown who held WEC gold in-between the Faber and Aldo era’s, but it was short-lived and that belt’s longtime home was Team Alpha Male in Sacramento. Chad Mendes wants...

May 8, 2014 10:30 am

‘Money’ Admits He Wasn’t Ready In First Aldo Bout

“I honestly believe, since that first fight, that I am a completely different fighter. Back then, I pretty much relied about 90-percent on my wrestling. Taking that fight, I probably wasn’t ready for that fight. I think I had a couple of fights in the UFC, still trying to figure myself out as a fighter....

May 5, 2014 5:30 pm

Aldo Seeking Knock Out In Mendes Rematch

“We already know each other so there’s nothing to hide,” he said. “I just have to get ready for the fight. Every fight is a new fight. We will study his fights and see all the details, things that he may have evolved or not. We will study his game and get there to defend...

May 5, 2014 5:28 pm

Bethe Correia draws ‘Four Horsewomen’ member Shayna Baszler at UFC 176

Ask and you shall receive. Following her victory over Jessamyn Duke at last month’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore, undefeated women’s bantamweight fighter Bethe Correia (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) held up four fingers to indicate “The Four Horsewomen,” and then lowered one to signal both her win, as well as her intentions. Today, UFC officials announced that Bethe will...

May 5, 2014 8:11 am

Ricardo Lamas vs. Hacran Dias set for UFC Fight Night 44

UFC officials recently announced that a featherweight bout between recent title challenger Ricardo Lamas (13-3 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Hacran Dias (21-2-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s ‘UFC Fight Night 44’ event in San Antonio. Ricardo Lamas will be looking to rebound from his February title loss to longtime featherweight...

May 5, 2014 6:54 am

Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2 headlines UFC 176 in L.A.

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) will once again defend his title against #1 contender Chad “Money” Mendes (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC), as UFC officials announced yesterday that the 145-pound rematch will serve as the headlining bout of this summer’s UFC 176 event in Los Angeles. Chad Mendes first challenged Jose Aldo...

Apr 20, 2014 9:16 pm

Dos Santos Says Aldo Sports Best Fighter

“There are a lot of great fighters right now. It’s complicated, but I’ll choose Jose Aldo. It’s not because I’m at Nova Uniao now. I’d have answered this question the same way before. It’s impressive what Aldo has done in his division. I know that a lot of people are talking about Jon Jones, and...

Apr 6, 2014 8:52 pm

Pettis: Lightweight Title More Prestigious Than Aldo’s Belt

“I’m done with the injuries. I want to fight 2-3 times a year and defend this belt. I think the 155-pound belt has more prestige. It’s better than the 145-pound belt. There is way more competition at 155. I would say Jose Aldo is the biggest competition in both weight classes so it makes sense...

Apr 4, 2014 9:30 am

VIDEO | Timothy Bradley: ‘Cub Swanson Deserves A UFC Title Shot’

“Cub’s the man, I like Cub. He’s a tremendous boxer; he gets in the ring with pros all the time. Cub can hang with all the pros. They’re hating on him, because he’s dangerous. They’re scared of him. I want to see him in there with Aldo. He deserves a shot at the title –...

Apr 2, 2014 11:51 am

Pettis Laughing At Aldo’s Claims Of Fear, Champ Not Scared To Face Brazilian

Recently, Jose Aldo, the UFC’s featherweight champion, told the Brazilian media that he believes Anthony Pettis is scared and avoiding a champ vs. champ bout. To that, Anthony Pettis, told Combate.com the following: I laughed of what he said because it’s me who is challenging Aldo since the beginning. I would drop of my division...