UFC 200: Jose Aldo Says “The Aggression Has to Come Back” in His Game
By FCF Staff
Although Jose Aldo has lost just one fight in the last ten years, the former UFC featherweight champ admits he needs to get back to the approach, which made him one of the most feared fighters in the sport.
Recently it was announced that Aldo will face Frankie Edgar for the interim 145 belt on July 9th, in the co-main event of UFC 200. The bout will mark the first time Aldo has fought, since he was quickly KO’d by Conor McGregor in December.
Aldo spoke to UFC.com Brazil about the upcoming match-up, and while doing so, the well rounded fighter stated (quote via UFC.com):
“I’m training and trying to improve things I’ve always done very well and was not doing them anymore … jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai and kickboxing have always been my strengths,” Aldo said. “I became known for them, but I think I was not doing them the same as before. So now we’re reviewing everything, training new things, and returning to the jiu-jitsu and kickboxing that made me become a champion.
“We have to regain everything, so the aggression has to come back. I think it all depends, but be assured that I will get much more aggressive again.”
Aldo and Edgar fought before in 2013, and the latter lost the fight via unanimous decision. Most recently, Edgar took out Chad Mendes in the opening round at the TUF 22 Finale in December.