Jose Aldo Follows up on Recent Spy Comments: “My Spies Are Just in Your Heads”
By FCF Staff
After causing a bit of stir recently, by claiming he had spies watch Frankie Edgar prior to UFC 200, Jose Aldo has admitted he was just kidding.
Aldo recently made the claim after he was asked why he didn’t use more leg kicks against Edgar during their UFC 200 bout. The interim featherweight champ said it was because spies had let him know that Edgar was planning to take him down off of kicks.
More recently, however, Aldo posted the following statement on Instagram:
Guys now I’ve become invincible… Nobody can beat me and my spies… Sometimes we aren’t taken seriously, and othertimes we joke around and get taken too seriously, so… let’s clarify I’ve always fought fair. I got to the top through a lot of hard work- both mine and my team’s. I am a principled person and fighter. My team is renowned for its development of tough, technical fighters but also for our collective character, and that’s what we’ll continue to be known for. I’d never do anything that goes against our principles. I fight clean, I fight fair, and I fight tough. When I talked about having spies in Edgar’s camp, it was a reference to a comment Macgregor made before our fight. It was just a jab. Everyone knows you can’t change up your entire strategy on fight week- of course Frankie’s strategy was going to be everything that worked for him in our first fight- it was a no-brainer that he would try the same things. As to spies in camp, relax people…my spies are just in your heads. I’m ready for anyone, no spies required. Abraços to all.
Aldo worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Edgar. In 2013, the Brazilian star also defeated Edgar by UD.