Jose Aldo Ignores Dana White’s Criticism

Jose Aldo has decided to ignore all the criticism he gets… even if it comes from his boss.

Unbeaten since 2005, and attempting his 9th UFC/WEC title defense against Chad Mendes at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 25, UFC President Dana White once described Aldo as a fighter with “all the talent in the world” who “just lays back and doesn’t let anything go.”

“I don’t care what he says. He’s a businessman, he wants to promote his shows,” Aldo said of White during a UFC 179 media day in Rio de Janeiro this past Tuesday. “He wants us to go in there and do our best without thinking about the consequences. Whatever he says, I don’t care. I care about what Andre (Pederneiras) tells me, what we have to train and do. That’s what I focus on.”

Aldo is currently rated as the No. 2 in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings, and being No. 2 doesn’t bother him.

“I’m still evolving. I still have much to do to get better. That’s what I focus on,” he said. “If I’m the No. 1 or not, I leave that to the media and the fans. To me, I’ll always be the best. I feel I’m the best technically speaking, but I never think I’m the best and I’m unbeatable. I do everything I can to stay champion.”

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