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Jose Aldo: “I believe I won every round.”

Jose Aldo v Frankie Edgar - UFC 156It’s not hard to support the notion UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo’s title-defense against Frankie Edgar at UFC 156 was close as well as arguably the biggest test of the dynamic Brazilian’s career. The bout went five rounds without a break in action, allowing both men to land a fair share of offense on the other before the scorecards were read.

That being said, though Aldo has acknowledged Edgar was a fierce foe, the 26-year old doesn’t feel their main event match-up was in truth was far more one-sided than many might say. Likewise, he isn’t ready to call the clash the most difficult duel he’s ever been involved in.

“I believe I won every round,” said Aldo to Fuel TV after the event’s conclusion, pointing to a few takedowns as Edgar’s only real moments of glory in his go at the gold. “He’s a former champion so of course he was a very tough opponent. But I’ve also had very tough fights in the past. So I can’t rate him as my toughest opponent – a lot of fighters in the past were also very tough.”

Aldo improved his record to 22-1 with the victory, further establishing himself as one of MMA’s pound-for-pound best. With a few interesting options on the table including Chan Sung Jung, Ricardo Lamas, and even Anthony Pettis, “Scarface” isn’t certain who his next challenger will be. He also doesn’t care.

“It’s not up to me,” explained Aldo. “Joe Silva is a great matchmaker. He’ll find the right opponent for me and whoever comes my way I’ll have a great respect for and a great fight.”

The full interview with Aldo can be seen below:


  • AlphaOmega says:

    The full interview with Aldo can be seen below:

    nu uh

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    Again, it’s some sort of tech issue they’re trying to hammer out. Video’s in there now.

  • darth_irritable says:

    You’d be believing wrong Jose.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    his corner told him so, so it must be true.

    on a side note, i always have an underdog bet on the UFC cards, never comes off, not since Hendricks knocked out Jon Fitch, but i always go for it cos one day, you know…

    put £5 down on Maia, Bigfoot, Little Nog and Frankie, accumulator to win.

    when you want shit judges scoring fights it never fucking happens does it?
    the righteous bastards done me out of my spending money in Amsterdam this weekend


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