Mental Prep Breaks Aldo — ‘He Lost His Mind Readying For McGregor’

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Jose Aldo is hard at work training for UFC 189, where he’ll defend his belt against Conor McGregor in what could be one of the biggest UFC events in history.

In preparation for McGregor, Aldo brought in Jonas Bilharinho to mimic McGregor’s fighting style. Bilharinho decided if he was supposed to be McGregor than he should really go for it and do everything the Irishmen would do, including the trash talk.

“(I talked trash) a lot. A lot. Never ever ever did anyone try to talk to Aldo during fights, and I am 100 percent sure that Conor will. He’s going to try to make Aldo’s good strikes look foolish. So every single leg kick that Aldo gets (on me), every punch, every good strike, I tell Aldo, ‘No Aldo, you’ve got nothing. What do you got for me, Aldo?’ I was talking to Aldo during training and he lost his mind! He lost his mind and I said to him ‘man, you’ve got to focus, you’ve got to concentrate.’ But his evolution is absurd. Every single training, he’s a monster. Now he doesn’t lose focus at all when I’m cursing at him. Now I can curse his mother, and he will do nothing. He will keep calm and stick with the strategy. He’s a beast.” via MMADigest

 

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