The most dominant featherweight champion in UFC history is not worried about being the underdog.
Only a couple of weeks away from his bout against fellow countryman Renato Moicano at UFC Fortaleza, Jose Aldo told Combate he doesn’t care at all about being the favorite or the underdog as the night of fight approaches.
In fact, the 32-year-old former champion was adamant about his feeling, stating he is not interested in gambling or anything of the sort.
“I couldn’t care less about it,” Aldo said. “I don’t give a sh-t. I don’t care about gambling at all.”
The favored Moicano (13-1-1) is coming off a submission win over Cub Swanson at UFC 227. His only defeat of his professional career came by guillotine choke against fellow top contender Brian Ortega. For what it’s worth, Aldo has not lost a non-title fight since Luciano Azevedo way back in 2005.
“I’m only interested in my training, my team and my potential to get in there and win my fights,” Aldo continued.
Most recently, Jose Aldo (27-4) defeated Jeremy Stephens via TKO in July 2018, the victory snapped a two-fight skid with losses to current champion Max Holloway. His showdown with Moicano takes place on February 2nd on ESPN+, and the card will be headlined by a bantamweight rematch between contenders Marlon Moraes and Raphael Assuncao.
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