Jose Aldo reacts to underdog status against Renato Moicano

Renato Moicano, Jose Aldo

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is slated to return to the cage on February 2, where he will battle surging featherweight contender Renato Moicano in a high-stakes showdown.

Despite all of his previous accomplishments, Jose Aldo has been labeled as the betting underdog heading into this fight. He currently sits at +130, meaning a successful $100 bet on him would win you $130. Moicano, meanwhile, has been pegged as a -150 favorite, meaning a $150 bet on him would win you just $100.

While it’s always surprising to see Jose Aldo as an underdog, he doesn’t seem to be the least bit bothered by his status as such. In fact, to put it bluntly, he doesn’t give a sh*t about gambling and how it pertains to his fights.

“I couldn’t care less about it,” Aldo told Combate (translation via Bloody Elbow). “I don’t give a sh*t. I don’t care about gambling at all.

“I’m only interested in my training, my team and my potential to get in there and win my fights,” he added.

Jose Aldo last fought in July, when he delivered a crushing, body shot stoppage of Jeremy Stephens. With this victory, the featherweight legend rebounded from a pair of stoppage losses to reigning champion Max Holloway. He’s 27-4 overall.

Renato Moicano, on the other hand, is 13-1-1. He’s riding a submission defeat of Cub Swanson, and has only ever loss to recent title challenger Brian Ortega.

Do you think Jose Aldo should be the underdog in this fight?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/23/2019.