Archive: Jose Aldo

Nov 7, 2013 10:39 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ricardo Lamas: ‘Aldo can’t coast to victory in this ugly dog fight’

Late Night Cage Side Radio returned with another great show this past Monday night. Hosts Kinch and Sean McClure wasted no time getting to their first guest, UFC featherweight, and number one contender, Ricardo Lamas (15-2, UFC 4-0). Lamas is set to face the featherweight champion, and one of the pound for pound best, Jose...

Nov 4, 2013 8:19 am

Jon Jones Makes the Cover of EA Sports UFC, to be Joined by Fan-Voted Second Fighter

One half of the two-man cover for the highly-anticipated EA Sports UFC game has been announced. That man is UFC light-heavyweight champion, Jon Jones. Jones was picked based on this set of standards via the official website for the game: The fighter we ultimately chose is one whose talent, technicality and toughness we felt best...

Oct 29, 2013 2:43 pm

Cruz vs. Barao/Aldo vs. Lamas Set for UFC 169 Co-Main/Main Event

UFC 169 just received a pair of highly-anticipated lighter weight championship fights. Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (19-1) is returning from over two years away with a lingering knee injury and a series of surgeries, and will take on the longtime interim champion, Renan Barao (33-1). Barao has twice defended his interim title since winning it...

Oct 9, 2013 10:33 am

Aldo Wants Pettis At Lightweight

“Many people talked about moving up (to 155 pounds), and I’ve asked for that. But Andre (Pederneiras, his coach) and Dana (White) said it wasn’t the right moment. Moving up to lightweight is closer and closer. When they think it’s time to move up, I’ll do it no problem.” “I never chose opponents, but I...

Sep 30, 2013 10:19 am

Dana White: We will do 13 MMA events in Brazil in 2014

UFC President Dana White told the mixed martial arts media during yesterday’s presser scrum that fans can expect 13 separate events in Brazil next year (2014): “We’ll do 13 next year, and not only continue to grow this market, but create more talent here. There’s just so much talent in Brazil. The fact that we...

Sep 27, 2013 12:39 pm

Conor McGregor talks ACL recovery, calls Jose Aldo ‘basic’

UFC featherweight Conor McGregor (14-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) has been making headlines ever since he signed with ZUFFA earlier this year. McGregor made his octagon debut in April, where he scored a 67-second TKO  victory over Marcus Brimage in Sweden. The Irish born fighter was most recently seen in action at the “UFC Fight Night 26” event...

Sep 27, 2013 12:17 pm

MMA fighter Leandro ‘Feijao’ Souza dies cutting weight

Tragedy has struck the MMA community in Brazil, as it was announced yesterday that Nova Uniao fighter, Leandro ‘Feijao’ Souza, died just prior to weighing in for his ‘Shooto 43’ flyweight bout against Gabriel Brasil. The 26-year-old “Feijao” was suffering from complications with his weigh cut, according to teammate Andre Santos, who spoke with MMA...

Sep 18, 2013 6:54 am

Chad Mendes vs. Nik Lentz set for UFC on FOX 9

Yesterday, UFC officials announced that a key featherweight bout between Chad “Money” Mendes (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and Nik Lentz (24-5-2 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) has been added to the UFC on FOX 9 card set for December 14 in Sacramento, California. Chad “Money” Mendes is coming off a third-round TKO victory over Clay Guida, which occured at August’s UFC 164 event in...

Sep 17, 2013 9:55 am

Aldo on McGregor: He has to back up all the talk now

“The Irish guy? I’m always watching every featherweight that fights in the UFC because we can eventually fight in the future. He’s a great fighter… He’s starting now, but he is already saying some polemical things. It’s part of the business. The (talking) put him on the map, so now he will have to show...

Sep 16, 2013 11:46 am

Aldo Favors Swanson/Lamas Over Rematch Against Mendes

Sorry Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo is not interested in a rematch! Former title challenger, Chad Mendes has made a strong case for a rematch against Jose Aldo. The champ however, has different plans. Here’s what Aldo told MMAFighting.com about the pecking order in his division: “Chad Mendes is still starting, haven’t fought anyone ranked yet,...

Sep 3, 2013 8:26 pm

Dana White Confirms TJ Grant vs. Anthony Pettis for Lightweight Title

After a whirlwind of injuries, card shifts, and late replacements, the past two PPV events have featured two title fights with opponents who weren’t originally booked. Well the only person to not benefit from the event modifications was TJ Grant (21-5), who was forced out of the UFC 164 main event leaving a title shot...

Sep 3, 2013 12:21 pm

Joseph Benavidez doesn’t have to be mad to fight

The No. 2 ranked flyweight in the world, Joseph Benavidez (18-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC), will return to the cage this Wednesday to take on Jussier Formiga (15-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) on the main card of UFC Fight Night 28 in Brazil. After suffering a split decision loss to Demetrious Johnson last September in his bid for the UFC...

Aug 22, 2013 6:59 am

‘Korean Zombie’ likely out one year following surgeries

Chan Sung Jung (13-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) may have to wait a bit longer than originally expected to get back into the UFC featherweight title hunt, as his manager Brian Rhee informed MMAFighting.com that “TKZ” could be out of action for up to a full year while he recovers from surgeries he had to repair his seperated...

Aug 12, 2013 10:58 am

Aldo Cool With TRT, Believes Couture Used It

“I don’t see the problem with using TRT. Everybody uses [steroids], from the champion to the newcomer. I believe we [from Nova Uniao] are the only ones that don’t do that, because Andre (Pederneiras) was always against steroids. I think it’s wrong to criticize someone who came forward and said they take TRT. Americans always...

Aug 8, 2013 10:49 am

Korean Zombie Suffered Broken Orbital In Title Fight With Aldo

The Korean Zombie, Chan Sung Jung, put up a valiant effort last weekend in the UFC 163 main event against Jose Aldo, but it wasn’t enough. The fight ended when an overhand right landed on the champion that caused Jung’s shoulder to dislocate. Aldo jumped all over the injured challenger and the fight ended shortly...

Aug 7, 2013 6:24 am

Aldo hospitalized with kidney stones

Not only did Jose Aldo (23-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) successfully defend his UFC featherweight title after fracturing his foot in the first round at UFC 163, apparently he also did it while dealing with a serious kidney problem: Dr. Marcio Tannure, the UFC’s doctor in Brazil, told MMAFighting.com that the UFC featherweight champion was taken to...

Aug 5, 2013 12:28 pm

Pettis Denies Aldo Coaches Claims Of Fake Injury To Avoid Title Fight

Over the weekend Nova Uniao founder and Jose Aldo head coach, Andre Pederneiras, went on a Brazilian radio show and pretty much dissed top UFC lightweight contender, Anthony Pettis, for backing out of what should have been the main event last weekend. “In my opinion, [Pettis] never got hurt,” Pederneiras stated. “He realized he’d never...

Aug 5, 2013 10:40 am

PHOTO | Jose Aldo Broke His Foot In Fight With ‘Korean Zombie’

Many wondered why Jose Aldo abandoned his crushing kicking techniques last weekend at UFC 163 against the ‘Korean Zombie’. Apparently the UFC featherweight champion broke his foot with the very first kick he landed in the fight and these photo’s prove it. His coach commented to MMAFighting about the inure: “He broke his foot two...

Aug 2, 2013 10:49 am

Jose Aldo Believes TKZ Deserves UFC 163 Title Shot

“I was already in the groove of training for Pettis, but unfortunately, he got hurt, so we did have to adjust a few things. They have different styles. But I was already training, and I was already prepared, so just adjusting those final details… I think this fight is a very good fight. He deserves...

Aug 2, 2013 10:07 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Jose Aldo’s MMA Debut At 17 Years Old

Everyone started somewhere, and for UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, that somewhere was at 17yrs old against Mario Bigola. This fight took place on August 4, 2004 at Eco Fights 1 in Amapa, Brazil and launched the impressive career of one of the UFC’s most dominant champions.

Aug 1, 2013 10:59 am

PHOTO | Aldo & TKZ Staredown At Today’s Press Conference

Today at the UFC 163 pre-fight press conference, main event fighters, Jose Aldo and Chang Sung Jung squared off for the cameras. UFC 163 takes place this Saturday night (Aug. 3) at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jul 29, 2013 11:39 am

Aldo Focused on TKZ, Not Potential Title Shot At 155

“I want to focus on my fight, then we’ll worry about a potential move. I don’t want to take too big of a step. I respect my opponent. I was already in the groove. I was prepared and I had to make a few adjustments, but I feel fine,” Aldo stated when asked about how the...