The last time UFC featherweight king Jose Aldo fought he scored a knockout victory in front of his fellow Brazilians and followed it up by running out into the crowd to celebrate the finish with fans. The gesture of appreciation to his supporters cemented Aldo’s status as one of the country’s most beloved fighters.
As such, even though upcoming opponent Frankie Edgar has never spoken out negatively about Brazil or its people, he still knows exactly what to expect when they face off on October 13 at UFC 153 and it won’t be applause for his cause to become champion.
“I’m not fearful for my life or anything like that,” joked Edgar in an interview with The MMA Hour. “They’re some passionate people and Jose Aldo is their guy. We’ll see what I can do in the fight to have some people cheering my name by the end of it.”
While the situation in general will undoubtedly result in Edgar being at the top of his game when the cage door closes in a month, “The Answer” also knows Aldo is likely to rise to the occasion as well.
“He’s in his hometown. Last time he fought there he was pretty dominant so I’m not expecting anything but the best from him,” admitted Edgar.
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