Jose Aldo: I will show who I am

by Mike Chiappetta | source:

Aldo for his part, said he doesn't care about the lack of attention, even though it's a spotlight that he deserves. He's 18-1, he's won 11 straight fights, and a win over Mark Hominick on Saturday would give him four title defenses, all at the ripe old age of 24.

"I do not mind, I see no problems in people who are not paying attention to me," he said through his interpreter. "The important thing is that I'll be in there and I will show who I am."

Further eclipsing Aldo is his opponent, who grew up in Thamesford, Ontario, about 100 miles away from Toronto, clearly making him the hometown favorite for the mostly Canadian crowd, and stealing away attention from the Canadian press contingent. Hominick doesn't have quite the MMA resume as Aldo, but at 20-8, he's captured seven of his last eight fights. In his most recent -- and with a title shot on the line -- Hominick knocked out George Roop in just 88 seconds.

All of that means Hominick will have a lot of momentum and a lot of fans on his side on Saturday, but Aldo remains unconcerned.

"It's not a problem at all," he said. "I fought Urijah [Faber] in his hometown and the way I go into a fight, I take the energy out of my opponent, the local guy. I feel I can do just as good."

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BigBlack23 site profile image  

4/30/11 4:05 AM by BigBlack23

 ..........or have Steven Seagal in his corner.

FreightTrain site profile image  

4/30/11 2:05 AM by FreightTrain

For anyone who doesnt understand how talented this kid is, Aldo is going to make the discrepancy painfully clear.

Forest Whitakers Lazy Eye site profile image  

4/30/11 12:14 AM by Forest Whitakers Lazy Eye

"Jose Aldo Can't Lose"

JeffersonDArcyChoke site profile image  

4/29/11 11:52 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

Jose Aldo should change his name to Parker Lewis to appeal more to middle America.

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4/29/11 11:00 PM by Ensanity


Unseen626 site profile image  

4/29/11 10:57 PM by Unseen626

I agree, Hominick is a great striker, but Aldo's the real deal.

Royalt239 site profile image  

4/29/11 10:54 PM by Royalt239

i just dont see aldo losing