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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