Aldo responds to White's criticism


The UFC has a media expert generated Top 10 Pound for Pound list:
1. Jon Jones 
2. Jose Aldo 
3. Renan Barao 
3. Cain Velasquez 
5. Demetrious Johnson 
6. Chris Weidman 
7. Anderson Silva 
8. Anthony Pettis 
9. Ronda Rousey 
10. Johny Hendricks 

Despite a seventeen fight win streak, and being undefeated in the WEC/UFC, Jose Aldo is not the pound for pound king, something UFC President Dana White attributes to his lack of finishing fights:

“The thing about Jose Aldo that drives me crazy is the kid has all the talent in the world,” White told “He’s explosive, fast. He can do anything but he just lays back and doesn’t let anything go. 

“When you talk about being the pound-for-pound best in the world, you can’t go five rounds with guys that it looks like you can defeat them in the second round. That’s what Aldo has a habit of doing.” 

In an interview with Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting, Aldo responds.

"The ranking is f---ing useless," said Aldo. "And I don’t care about it or anything people put on. The best pound-for-pound fighter is Velasquez because he beats all of them. If they put him against me, he’d beat me. That’s how it works for me. The best is that one that beats everybody. I don’t care about the rankings."

Also also discussed his last fight, a dominant decision win over Ricardo Lamas at UFC 169.

"I never fought so well like in my last fight," said Aldo. "I attacked him the whole time. I did my best. We need to know how to handle the criticism. You dedicate and suffer a lot to showcase your technique and ability, things that few people can do, and some people say you’re laying back. It’s tough, but I don’t care about this."

"I don’t think I have slowed down. I may be more strategic, but offensive as always. I attacked a lot in my last fight. We always try the knockout but it’s hard to get it if the opponent always runs away.

"If you lose, no one will remember you, but if you’re the champion they will always remember you. I want to keep winning, no matter what."

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DJmixmasterMobbie site profile image  

2/26/14 2:49 PM by DJmixmasterMobbie

if you call Aldo boring you're fucking retarded. plain and simple.

Wasa-B site profile image  

2/26/14 2:27 PM by Wasa-B

I think thats just Aldo's way of sticking it to Dana. P4P is a legit and meaningful thing to have around, people just get carried away with it and think its scientific (just like rankings, scoring, etc). IMO, its still useful to have around to look at who are the most dominant fighters overall regardless of weight. I doubt Aldo is that concerned about it though. Im sure he's just concerned with being the best fighter in whatever weight class he fights in.

Wasa-B site profile image  

2/26/14 2:17 PM by Wasa-B

No where in the rules does it say you get 1 td and let the guy up, you win the round. Sure the UFC judges weigh tds too heavily but who's to say what the rest of the round would have entailed from both guys. There are problems with the 10 point must system but at the same time, had GSP outstruck Hendricks in this hypothetical 5th round where Hendricks got this meaningless td and let GSP back up and got outstruck, GSP would have won the round.

Floppy Divac site profile image  

2/26/14 3:26 AM by Floppy Divac

Well said!

Genghis84 site profile image  

2/26/14 3:09 AM by Genghis84

^ P4P is just a way for promoters and sports writers to hype up little guys.

CapnKindBud site profile image  

2/26/14 3:04 AM by CapnKindBud

Aldo is awesome. He's right about the stupid P4P ratings. Cain would fuck any of them up so what's the point?

Genghis84 site profile image  

2/26/14 1:41 AM by Genghis84

Hendricks could have went for a meaningless takedown in the 5th and let GSP right back up, and he's likely the WW champ right now. That's how stupid the unified rules are.

Wasa-B site profile image  

2/26/14 1:34 AM by Wasa-B

I also wanna say of course I wouldn't mind if he went for it morr but I hate the unrealistic expectations we put on guys like Aldo, that finishing is the only thing that matters, to be expected to entertain first and foremost over competing to win.

Wasa-B site profile image  

2/26/14 1:28 AM by Wasa-B

I would absolutely still say it would have been a mistake to coast in the 5th. You never coast in a close fight, esp a title fight. That's not smart, that still dumb.