Most Mixed Martial Artists set lofty goals in hopes of achieving immortality inside the Octagon, yet few come close to ever attaining their dreams and understandably so given the nature of the sport. However, in the case of UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo there is a very real possibility the Brazilian could ultimately hang his gloves up as the finest competitor to ever grace the cage.
The 26-year old Aldo currently boasts a 22-1 record with fifteen straight wins and success against some of the best fighters the organization has to offer. Though a generally humble individual, Aldo has a firm grasp on his flirtation with greatness and recently admitted the thought of surpassing Anderson Silva and others drives him in the gym.
“In my career, I keep chasing my goals and my #1 goal is to break all the UFC records and to be the best,” said Aldo in an interview with Bleacher Report. “Of course, I keep looking to the pound-for-pound ranking, and when I see those guys I keep chasing to be the best. That’s my main goal. That’s what motivates me.”
Aldo will have a chance to climb another rung closer to his objective when he clashes with Chan Sung Jung (13-3) this weekend at UFC 163. Their bout will serve as the evening’s main event.