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Saturday, 11/26/2011, 06:00 am

UFC NEWS – José Aldo Seeks Maynard’s Help to Bully Mendes

Knowing Chad Mendes undefeated record stems primarily from his elite wrestling background, UFC Featherweight Champion José Aldo has sought out the aid of top lightweight Gray Maynard in preparation for UFC 142 in January of 2012.

Although Mendes received All-American and Pac-10 Wrestler of the Year honors in College, Gray “The Bully” Maynard is no slouch either when it comes to wrestling. Aldo hopes to receive the experience of a wrestler whose collegiate wrestling accolades include being a three time All-American and 11th all-time in Michigan State University’s wrestling records. The help of sparring with a heavier, more experienced training partner, will undoubtedly prepare the already talented Jose Aldo in takedown defense and ground transitioning.

“We have a big interest in bringing Maynard to train with me. “He has such strong wrestling (base) and we want people that (have) the same game Chad Mendes does. Mendes is a competitive and hard guy to fight. Me and Maynard have been in touch since UFC 136, and he also said it’s his will to train with us at Nova Uniao, but nothing is confirmed thus far, especially because of the Thanksgiving holiday. I’m waiting for the answer.”

Even though he is waiting in the wings for Maynard to accept his invitation, the humble Aldo knows that at fight time, it is anyone’s game.

“Each fighter has a special value and I don’t say that someone is better than the other…It depends on the day and the condition of the fighter. It’s hard to say someone is better than someone.”

Jose Aldo hopes to remain champion come January 14th, where he will finally make his debut as the main event in Rio de Janiero, Brazil’s HSBC Arena.

“I’ve been asking Dana White and he promised me a main event. The time has come and nothing is better to be here in Brazil, where I was born and raised. I’m really looking forward to this day.”

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43 Responses to “UFC NEWS – José Aldo Seeks Maynard’s Help to Bully Mendes”

  1. MMA Fan says:

    what if silva and aldo both lost in brazil? CRINGE!!!

    • Xaninho says:

      You’re kidding right? Not going to happen…

      • MMA Fan says:

        oh yea, i dont see it happening (hence the “cringe” statement). However, it is mma, and anything can happen! Ive see it way to many times. And had the Sonnen/Silva been a 3 rd fight, Sonnen would have won each round 10-8 (or worse). Then what would everyone be saying???

        • Xaninho says:

          Yeah I agree anything can happen, that’s part of the beauty of this sport :)

          And if the Sonnen/Silva fight would have been a 3 rounder, wouldn’t Silva have slapped on the triangle sooner?

        • Steve says:

          Why would he wait in 5 rounds?

        • Xaninho says:

          It was intentional..Sonnen was busy with his usual trash talking about BJJ and the Nogueira gym, So Silva wanted to toy with Sonnen, and then submit him. What better moment than in the last minute?

        • Outside Opinion says:

          Total agreement. Silva set Chael up for that triangle for about 3 rounds. Anyone see the vicious strait right Sonnen was hit with (with Anderson on his back) about 1 minute before the T was cinched. As soon a Anderson knew Chael was thinking he had won… KABOOM! Silva LIVES this shit and is waaaay smarter than most humans on the planet. Read some books and open your mind people. True Martial Arts take as much brain power as physical conditioning. Teaching numbskull brawlers REAL Martial Arts is like teaching a dog physics, not gonna happen. Read Mushashi’s ‘The Book of Five Rings” or Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War”. Most ‘fighters’ will find out they really don’t know dick…… The mind is the best weapon you can carry.

        • RCS says:

          Finishing Chael in the first 60 seconds would have been a bigger statement then getting the submitted in the last 60 seconds. As a champ he dug deep and pulled out the win. Nothing more nothing less.

      • magoo says:

        Aldo’s got some good TTD,Mendes is gonna have to eat something to secure a takedown,this fight is gonna be a chess game. Still rootin for Mendes.

      • Mendes is going to win? What’s wrong w you guys .. Also is going to jack that Lil midget up! Aldo is letting the feud between team quest v black house get in the way of the best wrestlers in the bis. Pat Healy is a better wrestler then Maynard..I got Aldo FTW! Also needs to get back to old form tho been slacking lately. Strike hard strike fast and won’t need to worry about his TDs.

    • GET RID OF FITCH says:

      I don’t think it takes a genious to know Mendes entire gameplan vs Aldo. HELLO!!!!! its called “FITCHING” same exact thing that got Mendes his 12 wins and Jon Fitch 99.99999% of his wins. For the newbies “FITCHING” is not wrestling. Most wrestlers use their base to take people down GNP or set up submissions or go for the finish. “Fitching” is is grabbing a leg and wrapping yur entire body around that leg laying on your opponent doing as little as possible then using fake pitter patter just enough to keep from getting stood up and run out the clock via stalling the entire fight. UFC needs to bring back Pride rules so we cal all enjoy getting what we pay for “REAL FIGHTING” Hendersen/Shogun, BJ/Diego, To this day the best display of offensive BJJ was Rocha vs Ellenberger and Maia vs Sonnen. Mendes and Jon fitch are a complete discrace to all MMA. both will be released by next year IMO

      • Bobby Larson says:

        And there he goes again. America’s biggest dumbass get rid of fitch making uneducated remarks. I can’t wait for Fitch to win his next fight so I can hear your angry little ass complain some more. Notice how no one replied to you. Ring a bell? No one cares what you have to say you complacent fuck.

        • GET RID OF FITCH says:

          Does your momma know you’re still up using her computer there little boy Bobby. Hows it feel to have the mentality of a 8 year old and be 40 years old still living in your mommas basement. Bobby larson you are a complete waste of oxygen and a discrace to all MMA fans on this planet. you knowledge of MMA is embarressing at best. So you think the so called #2 WW fitch who’s fighting the 25th ww in the world is suppose to be impressive? What do you think would happen if Ellenberger was to get his hands on (OVERRATED FITCH) same exact thing that happen to sheilds. you can have your one-dimentional boring ass lay n pray, leghumping discrace of a fighter Fitch. Everyone knows Fitch is hands down the most boring fighter in all MMA with the smallest fan base ever,
          Is your momma going to tuck you in there bobby? fuc’king little faggot bitch. what i would give for 2 minutes , teach you some respect little boy

        • Sully says:

          I like Fitch.

        • Bobby Larson says:

          Judging by your inability to write a complete sentence correctly I’d say you’re the little boy here. Blah, blah, blah, blah. That’s all I ever hear from you. Any opinion you post always has to go back to Fitch. Fitch, Fitch, Fitch … it’s like you get an orgasm off of saying his name. That stupid momma insult is getting a bit old don’t you think? Why not try something more original you Fitch cum guzzling fuck. What you would give for 2 minutes? I’ll rip your head off in 1 which is about as fast as it takes you to finish. Children these days…

  2. Aldo is gonna win this fight, he has all the tools but wrestling training, i really hope Maynard help him with his TD defense so he can pull this off next January…

  3. Veritas says:

    Had Silva and Sonnen been a 3 rounder, Sonnen would still have been busted for steroids.

    Nuff said.

    Freakin’ annoys me when people rant over and over how Sonnen had Silva beat in their fight, he cheated thats why he could keep the pace. Without the steroids he’ll get owned like everyone else.

    • Derpedy Derp says:

      I am not a fan of sonnen’s but stop spreading misinformation. He didn’t get “busted” for “cheating”, he got in trouble because he failed to fill out the proper medical clearance forms. He is on TRT which CSAC knew about prior to the fight with Silva, since sonnen registered during the Okami fight which was in LA. Since he already ‘registered’ at that point he didn’t think he had to do it again. He even said to Dodd prior to the test, ‘hey you know that I’m going to have that testosterone show up on my test right?’ His test wasn’t “high” testosterone, it was synthroid. He was registered and allowed to use it during the Okami, Marquardt, and Stann fight. So what did he cheat to beat Stann too? Had you watched his hearing or paid attention to the details and facts of what was happening instead of the bro-banter you would know this. And if or when he does get a rematch with Silva you can guarantee that he will be using the same TRT as he did in the first fight.

      • The Refutor says:

        Thank Christ for this comment^

      • Xaninho says:

        That’s total bullshit!

        He DID have a substantial higher level of testosterone, something which Dodd stated, he was very specific about it and emphasizing the levels weren’t ‘slightly’ higher, but substantially higher than normal.

        All the TRT bullshit is cause he is on roïds, which causes the body to stop producing normal testosterone levels of it’s own. The guy is just 34 years old ffs.

        Stop spreading those Sonnen nuthuggers lies.

        • Dante says:

          also to add to Xaninho
          phael had also stated that he let the NSAC know about he trt use prior to his title fight and that he had failed to let the CSAC know.. which is also a LIE the NSCA exc director Keith Kizer stated that those conversations wtih phael never took place.. and phael also says he suffers from hypogonadism…. which means he balls cant produce enuff testosterone to work by themselves so he takes TWO shots of Synthetic testosterone twice a week…. bottom line is.. he needs a lilttle something extra to get in the octagon
          hes a liar plain and simple
          he said lance armstrong gave himself cancer……uuhh ok
          and then later said he never ever mentioned lance armstrongs name….ever.
          phael is quite the character

        • Old fkn news u homoz.. move on! Now Andy is being a whack a mole.. ducking and hiding to keep his precious belt. Chael a warrior and will fight anyone..u fks are too stupid to see Andy’s colors ..YELLOW!

        • Dante says:

          lollll whack-a-mole.. that was classic backintheday

        • Lmao..yeah perfect description of Andy too.

        • Dante says:

          hahhaha naw dawg
          IF u have any sort of respect for these figthers/the fight game
          then u know anderson is the man … hes beaten everybody
          including your boy phael (does that not garner any respect?)… when its time to fight, they will, chartmonster.

        • Dante.. Anderson is scared and don’t wanna fight Chael.. Fact Dawg!

      • Sean says:

        HE CHEATED ACCEPT IT. He had a very unfair strength advantage

      • GET RID OF FITCH says:

        The Sonnen nuthugger is so friggen stupid its embarressing. Sonnen was suapended for a YEAR for having an elavated testosterone level of 3400 which is not only un heard of but 6 times the maximum allowed with TRT. Sonnen had enough JUICE in him to jump over the friggen moon. The Freakoid bodybuilders you see in magazines have never tested higher than 2500 and they are on 5 different “ROIDS” to raise their testosterone levels. my doctor told me that he had never heard of someone ever testing that high and that he had to been shooting up massive amounts of testosterone DAILY to reach an insane number like 3400 which he said is outright “STEROID ABUSE” I read an article wriiten by a coach that is from Sonnens home town in Oregon that says Sonnen has been a KNOWN steroid abuser since he was in high school in the early 90’s. EVERYONE with half a brain knows Sonnen trains year round with elavated testosterone levels and he uses TRT for LEGAL juicing and always will just like Nate Marquardt was busted for.Nate was under microscope after supplying elavated samples and new jersey still let him fight but told him if he didn’t go toan endrocologist??/HORMONE DOCTOR and quit receiving high level testosterone injections from his “JUICE” doctor in Denver in which he blew off their orders showed up to the Story fight and tested well above 800 and admitted he had been given a shot the week before and Dana found out that he knew he was abusing TRT so added to the fact Marquardt had been busted before with ILLEGAL steroids in his system (DECA) in 2005 he was fired from the UFC. If UFC/athletic commisons had random testing Sonnen/ marquardt would be banned from the sport in no time at all. No other PRO sport allows TRT because of poeple like Sonnen/marquardt who abuse it.

  4. americanjj says:

    kinda off subject, but Gray Maynard is in my town, Santa Cruz CA, during the Thanksgiving holiday. Cool dude. He looked like a local surfer. He’s thinking about leaving Las Vegas, and hopefully he’ll relocate to the California Central Coast. If he opens a gym in Santa Cruz, I’m sure there will be plenty of people lined up to join. Nothing like training for MMA to get in top shape.

  5. magoo says:

    Really? I didn’t know that.

  6. Aldos one of my top 5 favs with that said he needs to step it up cause Mendes would have beat himast 2 fights Chad is a fuckin beast

  7. Long-Strong says:

    if i was Gray i would say no lol. didn’t Jose just say this fight is going to be USA vs Brazil? And now you want help from really high level american wrestlers?

  8. Sergio says:

    Before JDS fight everybody talked about how incredible wrestling Cain was, RESULT = TKO. Aldo is black belt BJJ, he training take down, remenber the fight start stand up.

    Also is the champ, if you think he will lost, FUCK YOU, he alredy is a champ, like Anderson comming to nothing to be the best, they really doesn’t care about trash talk, like Sonnen.

    You know why Sonen did it?? because he trainng all he’s life, if the best coach, borned in medium class family, take steroids and … STILL LOST, TAPE OUT! for a guy how work hard to putted food in the table.
    Anderson cound,t care last about this stupped guy like that…

  9. Donnybrook says:

    This will be Aldo’s toughest test to date and he knows it.

  10. IrishHandGrenade215 says:

    u ppl r funny.. lol comments on chael say the statements along with his name are redic and then go to say anderson took a beating on purpose till last round?? no he was getting beat..he worked for the submission in the fight but lost everyother aspect of the fight.. hes one of the best fighters in the world but hes human he was getting beat taking a beating wasnt his master plan.. that is as statement is a truthful as big nog commenting that everything is just better in brazil and brazil will have four belts when loyato beats Bones lol might i add its not even the question he was asked…they just say wild shit because their cocky

  11. It was 4 x, but who’s counting .. He’s on level now ready to beat that scrub they call the spida.. hey what spider is black and mostly YELLOW.. Anderdoucheson!

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