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12/6/19 9:46 AM
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A photo went viral of former featherweight champ Jose Aldo after a day of training for his bantamweight debut vs. Marlon Moraes at UFC 245.

 

 

However, Aldo tells Guilherme Cruz for MMA Fighting that he weighed 152.1 pounds 10 days out from the UFC weigh-ins, and all is well.

“Man, as incredible as it sounds, I’m feeling great, fast, stronger, so it’s been fine,” said Aldo. “I have the support of great professionals by my side so everything will be alright.”
 
“I had it in my mind that it would be difficult to make weight, to go on a diet, but it was the exact opposite. I’m feeling strong, training super well. I haven’t felt this way even when I was in the WEC. That makes me believe I have a lot more to give, and you can be sure that I will fight for many years.”
12/6/19 12:55 PM
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Prediction - Aldo gets knocked out in the first round. 

12/6/19 12:56 PM
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Fuck he looks like shit.

 

All fighters say going into a fight that this is the best camp they ever had. Then when they lose, out comes the excuses like injuries, sickness, tough weight cut, etc...

12/6/19 1:23 PM
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Fuck. He does not look good there imo.

12/6/19 1:24 PM
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Idk man. Marlon is a savage. But if Aldo makes the weight who knows. Jeremy Stephens ain’t no slouch and Aldo almost killed him with that body shot. 

12/6/19 1:37 PM
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I'm surprised how many people are counting out Aldo.  It's Jose fucking Aldo, 145 GOAT.  

12/6/19 1:43 PM
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deepu -

I'm surprised how many people are counting out Aldo.  It's Jose fucking Aldo, 145 GOAT.  

Hans Moleman imo

12/6/19 2:12 PM
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Aldo wins if he gets through first round. 

12/6/19 2:23 PM
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His body looks good ita just his head looks kinda skully if you know what I mean

 

12/6/19 2:23 PM
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Wait aldo is fighting at bantamweight now???

 

wasnt he fighting at lightweight not too long ago!?

12/6/19 2:26 PM
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Fuck he looks like shit.

 

All fighters say going into a fight that this is the best camp they ever had. Then when they lose, out comes the excuses like injuries, sickness, tough weight cut, etc...

Yeah, TJ said he felt better cutting to 125 but apparently his body shut down a few weeks out and the motherfucker took EPO to make it. 

So who the fuck really knows what is happening within Aldo’s camp. 

12/6/19 2:29 PM
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Wait aldo is fighting at bantamweight now???

 

wasnt he fighting at lightweight not too long ago!?

He wanted to fight at LW years ago and people were clamoring for him vs Pettis when Aldo had his division cleaned out. He didn’t wanna give up his belt, but he’s said on many occasions that 145 is a tough cut and eventually he might go up to LW. 

Now he’s fight Marlon Moraes at 135. These pictures came out, and naturally people think what he’s doing is unhealthy. I say he looks a lot like TJ did when he was cutting to 125. If you look at Aldo’s physique when he’s at FW, he’s very lean with low body fat. I know very little about nutrition, but I don’t see how cutting more body fat could benefit him in any way - health or performance wise. 

12/6/19 2:30 PM
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His body looks good ita just his head looks kinda skully if you know what I mean

 

Less fluid in the brain 

Edited: 12/6/19 2:31 PM
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Darth Potato -

Wait aldo is fighting at bantamweight now???

 

wasnt he fighting at lightweight not too long ago!?

Aldo has never fought at 155 lbs. 

12/6/19 2:43 PM
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MasterofMartialArts - 
Darth Potato -

Wait aldo is fighting at bantamweight now???

 

wasnt he fighting at lightweight not too long ago!?

He wanted to fight at LW years ago and people were clamoring for him vs Pettis when Aldo had his division cleaned out. He didn’t wanna give up his belt, but he’s said on many occasions that 145 is a tough cut and eventually he might go up to LW. 

Now he’s fight Marlon Moraes at 135. These pictures came out, and naturally people think what he’s doing is unhealthy. I say he looks a lot like TJ did when he was cutting to 125. If you look at Aldo’s physique when he’s at FW, he’s very lean with low body fat. I know very little about nutrition, but I don’t see how cutting more body fat could benefit him in any way - health or performance wise. 


The idea is he fighting smaller guys with less strength and power. He wont be better than he was at 145 but if he's almost as good its an advantage. What kills me is he always claimed he had trouble making 145, now older he wants 135? Reminds me when he said he would fight Conor anytime/anywhere even in the street but changed his mind when offered a short notice rematch.
12/6/19 3:01 PM
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MasterofMartialArts -
Darth Potato -

Wait aldo is fighting at bantamweight now???

 

wasnt he fighting at lightweight not too long ago!?

He wanted to fight at LW years ago and people were clamoring for him vs Pettis when Aldo had his division cleaned out. He didn’t wanna give up his belt, but he’s said on many occasions that 145 is a tough cut and eventually he might go up to LW. 

Now he’s fight Marlon Moraes at 135. These pictures came out, and naturally people think what he’s doing is unhealthy. I say he looks a lot like TJ did when he was cutting to 125. If you look at Aldo’s physique when he’s at FW, he’s very lean with low body fat. I know very little about nutrition, but I don’t see how cutting more body fat could benefit him in any way - health or performance wise. 

Ah now I see where I’m confused.  I thought he moved up after the Holloway losses.  
 

I think he’d be better off moving up in weight rather than down..

12/6/19 3:08 PM
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Sooooo....he weighs 152 in that pic? Oh yeah....this weight cut is going to go great.

12/6/19 3:23 PM
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Fuck he looks like shit.

 

All fighters say going into a fight that this is the best camp they ever had. Then when they lose, out comes the excuses like injuries, sickness, tough weight cut, etc...

Yeah, TJ said he felt better cutting to 125 but apparently his body shut down a few weeks out and the motherfucker took EPO to make it. 

So who the fuck really knows what is happening within Aldo’s camp. 

Lol. Yea, THATS why TJ took epo. Sure. 

12/6/19 3:29 PM
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Those last 7 pounds are going to be hard to cut, probably needs to shave off some bones or something

Edited: 12/6/19 3:32 PM
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The way his arms are make it look worse imo

12/6/19 3:36 PM
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Moraes is a tough ass fight to take too, big aldo fan but it might not end well.

Edited: 12/6/19 3:52 PM
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Rough fight for Aldo and I don't see it going well for him.

12/6/19 3:53 PM
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weekend at Bernies, mma edition

 

12/6/19 4:42 PM
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Those last 7 pounds are going to be hard to cut, probably needs to shave off some bones or something

You mean the last 17 lbs :(

12/6/19 7:18 PM
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Why the fuck does Aldo always exaggerate this shit man? This is literally a broken record with him. Everytime he says how great his training camp went, he gets fucking destroyed.