Jose Aldo: I'll have advantage on the ground too

by Brendhan Conlan | source:

“About his speed, it won’t be a problem,” said Aldo in an interview with the UFC. “He’s always been an explosive fighter, but I’m an explosive fighter as well. I’ve been training jiu-jitsu since I was a kid, so if we both hit the ground, I will be the one with the advantage.”

“Chad’s style of fighting is very similar to Faber’s,” Aldo explained. “The height, the wrestling, the way they move…they are very similar. Mendes is younger than Faber, but it’s basically the same type of fight for me.

“Mendes has got a disadvantage fighting me on his feet. He’s not as good a boxer as the other guys I have faced and I don’t think he can do well standing up in this fight. I will be looking for a knockout or a submission.”

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GageIsLegend site profile image  

1/11/12 11:14 PM by GageIsLegend

And a wrestler isn't going to wear Aldo down like that?

Glovegate site profile image  

1/11/12 10:51 PM by Glovegate a thread about this.

minotauro11 site profile image  

1/11/12 10:49 PM by minotauro11

In the 5th round when Aldo was completely gassed.

GageIsLegend site profile image  

1/11/12 10:38 PM by GageIsLegend

He is a better wrestler than honinick and honinick took him down.

chris80cent site profile image  

1/11/12 10:20 PM by chris80cent

Aldo is a beast.

French Fries Malone site profile image  

1/11/12 10:17 PM by French Fries Malone

Aldo won't spend much time on his back in this fight. Mendes wrestling is overrated, Aldo is prepared for that one dimensional shit

Ghost of That Feel site profile image  

1/11/12 6:43 PM by Ghost of That Feel

It's hella hard to get subs when the guy on top of you combines good control with inactivity.

semtex0809 site profile image  

1/11/12 6:34 PM by semtex0809

Lol hes sayin this to avoid the takedown bt not gon happen..chad will take him down& pound him like hominick im really interested in the rumble fight

Chiron site profile image  

1/11/12 6:28 PM by Chiron

I think overall Aldo's groundgame probably is better, but Mendes specializes in taking people down and dryhumping them for time and he's very good at that. With these judges that's all he needs and that's hard to counter. Ya, it's not threatening in the least but because of that it's also hard to counter or reverse. If a fighter had to go for damage or subs instead of stall it'd be a different story but these judges favor that style of "fighting" heavily. If Aldo gets put on his back for any amount of time they'll give Mendes the round, no matter what else Aldo does. This makes it a bigger challenge for Jose than many realize. Hopefully he can pull it off and put Mendes away in the process because the last thing FW needs is a a champ with an overall low fighting skillset but who's the most specialized dryhumper in the division.

X_Rated site profile image  

1/11/12 9:56 AM by X_Rated

Chris has armlocked the correct... Chad Mendes' wrestling will not be a problem for Aldo