While Aldo’s win was an extremely impressive one, the former featherweight kingpin drew criticism when he claimed that he had a spy in Frankie Edgar’s locker room who revealed the gameplan Edgar’s team had put together.
Now, Aldo has taken to Instagram to clarify his comments, saying:
Guys now I've become invincible… Nobody can beat me and my spies… 😂😂😂😂 Sometimes we aren't taken seriously, and othertimes we joke around and get taken too seriously, so… let's clarify I've always fought fair. I got to the top through a lot of hard work- both mine and my team's. I am a principled person and fighter. My team is renowned for its development of tough, technical fighters but also for our collective character, and that's what we'll continue to be known for. I'd never do anything that goes against our principles. I fight clean, I fight fair, and I fight tough. When I talked about having spies in Edgar's camp, it was a reference to a comment Macgregor made before our fight. It was just a jab. Everyone knows you can't change up your entire strategy on fight week- of course Frankie's strategy was going to be everything that worked for him in our first fight- it was a no-brainer that he would try the same things. As to spies in camp, relax people…my spies are just in your heads. I'm ready for anyone, no spies required. Abraços to all.