Archive: Jose Aldo

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 9, 2013 11:55 am

All Fighters Pass UFC 163 Drug Test

All fighters on the UFC 163 card, which saw UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo successfully defend his belt against Chan Sung Jung, have passed the post-fight drug test.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Brazilian Athletic Commission announced Friday that all fighters from this month’s UFC 163 event have passed the mandatory drug tests.  UFC...

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 that the UFC featherweight champion was taken to...

Aug 6, 2013 11:03 am

UFC 163 Medical Suspensions: Aldo and Jung Both Out Over 3 Months

  UFC 163 took a toll on its competitors.  Among the 10 fighters on the main card, 4 received suspensions of 90 days or more.  Headliners Chan Sung Jung and featherweight champion Jose Aldo (whose injured foot is pictured above) each received suspensions for injuries apparent to many viewers.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  ...

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 4, 2013 9:19 am

UFC 163: Press Conference Highlights

A Dana White-less press conference at UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro revealed several nuggets for the company’s future in the country. Marshall Zelaznik said that plans are made for another busy 2014 in Brazil but with the World Cup and a major election to circumnavigate. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo successfully defended his title with...

Aug 2, 2013 1:29 pm

UFC 163 Weigh-In Results: One Fighter Misses Mark on First Attempt

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Tomorrow (August 3rd) Jose Aldo will place his UFC featherweight title on the line against “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in the main event of UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. All fighters scheduled to perform tomorrow night hit the scales today (August 2nd) for the weigh-ins. All fighters, with...

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 10:48 am

Lamas Down But Not Out Over Recent Title Snubs

  Ricardo Lamas feels like a man left out in the cold in the UFC featherweight division. Lamas has won four straight and seven of the his last eight, including top names like Cub Swanson and Erik Koch. But Lamas has been passed over, sometimes last minute, by Frankie Edgar (in a surprise announcement at...

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...

Jul 24, 2013 1:41 pm

VIDEO | UFC 163: Aldo vs Korean Zombie Extended Preview

It’s phenom vs. fearless as dynamic champion Jose Aldo faces the nearly-unstoppable “Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung. Plus, light heavyweight legend Lyoto Machida looks to shut down rising force Phil Davis.

Jul 24, 2013 11:06 am

Benson Henderson Looking Forward to Getting His Hands on Anthony Pettis

After a bizarre series of card changes, former WEC lightweight champions Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis will face off in the Octagon to crown the best 155-pounder on the planet. Pettis was scheduled to fight Jose Aldo at UFC 163 for the featherweight title but was forced out after sustaining an injury. Upon learning of...

Jul 20, 2013 10:57 am

VIDEO | Jose Aldo: ‘Of course I will beat the Korean Zombie’

Any fighter at this level is dangerous. You have to respect them all and train very hard. That is what we have been doing for this fight. Because of that, I think things will go well for this fight. Maybe people dont give (Jung) the credit he deserves. But the fact he reached this point...

Jul 19, 2013 9:53 am

Clint Hester out, Cezar Ferreira now meets Thiago Santos at UFC 163

August’s UFC 163 event has undergone yet another change, as Thiago “Marreta” Santos (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in to replace the injured Clint Hester (8-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and will now meet Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira (5-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) on the evening’s main card. Ferriera claimed the “TUF: Brazil” tournament title by defeating...

Jul 18, 2013 9:48 am

With Robert Drysdale Out, UFC Newcomer Francimar Barroso Faces Ednaldo Oliveira

Jiu-jitsu ace and UFC newcomer Robert Drysdale was recently forced out of his UFC 163 bout with Ednaldo Oliveira (13-1-1, 1 NC) with a staph infection. Now, his former opponent, Ednaldo Oliveira, has been given a new challenger to face on August 3rd. That new challenger, like Drysdale, is also promotional newcomer as Francimar Barroso (15-3)...

Jul 12, 2013 7:46 am

With Josh Koscheck Injured, Bout With Demian Maia Scrapped from UFC 163

UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck (17-7) has been stricken with injury and was forced to withdraw from his UFC 163 bout with Demian Maia (18-4). The two top welterweights were set to face off on August 3rd. With the short notice and legal complications that come along with setting up a fight past U.S. borders, the...

Jul 10, 2013 11:15 am

Chan Sung Jung Made Big Changes Outside Cage for Aldo Fight

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Chan Sung Jung, the fighter popularly known as the Korean Zombie, will be taking on arguably one of the best fighters pound-for-pound in Jose Aldo at UFC 163.  Jung is taking this fight after Anthony Pettis, who was originally slated to challenge Aldo’s title, was forced out with a knee injury....