Is a grudge match underway? Did Aldo just cross the line?
These are the questions I ask myself when reviewing the video below.
Obviously, I do not speak Portuguese, but we know what he’s saying here. It’s a Brazilian soccer chant that’s been modified by Aldo and company to fit the current landscape of Jose’s current career standings.
While the UFC featherweight champion, is likely just poking some fun, the literal translation of the song, is pretty harsh.
MMAMania.com has the breakdown of what’s being said here:
Aldo and his crew sing, “e o Zumbi eu nunca vi, Ricardo Lamas la la la, Anthony Pettis seu viado, a sua hora vai chegar!” The original soccer song goes: “Cadê você? Cadê você? E no Maraca eu nunca vi, no Engenhão não estava lá, os jogadores todos choram, não têm torcida para apoiar.”
Crudely translated it goes, “the Zombie I have never seen, Ricardo Lamas la la la, Anthony Pettis you f**got, your time will come.”
They adapted a song from Flamengo’s supporters (Flamengo is the most popular soccer team in Brazil and Aldo is a Flamengo fan). Basically, it says that Anthony Pettis is a f**got and his time is going to come. They are clearly joking, but that is what they are saying.
The original song says: “Where are you? Where are you? In Maraca (the abbreviation of Maracanã, the biggest soccer stadium in Brazil) I have never seen, in Engenhão (the other big stadium of Rio de Janeiro) they weren’t there, all their players cry, they have no supporters to stand for them”
Flamengo supporters sing this because Botafogo has a lot less supporters.