UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw echoes the same sentiment as his teammate Chad Mendes.
Jose Aldo doesn’t do enough to sell his match. That said, the two Team Alpha Male fighters disagree about why this is the case. While Mendes has gone on the record and says Aldo doesn’t talk or hype matches enough before participating in them, Dillashaw believes it is Aldo’s in-ring performances (or lack thereof) that are to blame.
“To tell you the truth, I think Aldo hasn’t been selling his fights with his performances,” Dillashaw told MMAjunkie. “He’s been too happy to sit back and out-point guys and be safe.”
Dillashaw (7-2) believes that Aldo is a safe fighter who wants to protect himself in order to retain his title instead of going for the jugular and attacking at every opportunity like a champion should.
“That’s smart for your career, but for me, that’s not my fighting style,” Dillashaw said. “I’m too aggressive and I like to make it action-packed. The way I try to sell my fights is with my performances, making them better and better and knocking off good guys. I’ve got some tough guys in my weight class who I can prove a point with, and I think that’s the best way to sell a fight.”
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