Aldo said he asked the UFC to rebook that matchup because he was intent on facing Edgar, even if it meant giving up the support he certainly would have received fighting in front of his countrymen.
"Initially, I wanted UFC to maintain the fight because I really wanted to fight Frankie," Aldo told MMAjunkie.com. "I would have liked it to be in Brazil because of the fan factor. Everybody rooting for us is a very important factor. But Las Vegas is going to be great. I know there's going to be a very large fanbase, and of course I grew up watching all the boxing fights in Las Vegas. It has a special charm in it for me."
"Frankie puts a lot of pressure on the opponent," Aldo said. "He moves about a lot. He fought at a higher category where it isn't so explosive. In featherweight, there's a lot of movement, a lot of explosion. Now he's going to fight people with the same kind of training and explosion that he has."
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