Report: Jose Aldo Believes He’s Underpaid, “Everyone Likes to See my Fight”
By FCF Staff
As Jose Aldo gets set to rematch Chad Mendes at UFC 176, the promotion’s #2 ranked, pound-for-pound fighter has relayed he thinks he’s underpaid.
The featherweight champion, who has won 14 straight fights now under the WEC and UFC banner, recently spoke to ESPN Brazil about several issues. When asked if he believes he’s “devalued” by the UFC, Aldo responded (translation via Google):
“Certainly I feel. Talking in numbers is difficult. The fighter dreams of reaching a level when earns good money, think is valid. Today I have another head, as I ran the world, I have great insight on this: At the same time giving business to us, it could give an improved (payment). Million to bring the organization to the events, I’m a very marketable fighter and everyone likes to see my fight.”
The 27 year-old then offered this response, when asked what could prompt a raise from the UFC:
“I do not know, man. In killed in training, we give the best to get out there and give a great show, bring records for the UFC. We give the maximum, but do not have that due recognition. Now, I do not know what to do, get inside and “kill” the opponent to achieve something else, I do not know.”
Aldo and Mendes will square off at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on August 2nd.
In their first meeting in January, 2012, Aldo knocked Mendes out late in the opening round.