Jose Aldo Promises Payback For Renan Barao's Loss
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.03.2014
The two train together...
In an interview with No Mundo da Luta (via MMA Fighting), Jose Aldo promised that there would be "payback" for Renan Barao's loss to TJ Dillashaw at UFC 173 for the bantamweight belt. Aldo is Barao's training partner. Here are highlights:
On Barao's preparation: "Renan was well prepared, and of course that (Dillashaw) was also well trained, but Dillashaw surprised him. Barao could have been better physically, mentally, everything, but he didn't expect the way Dillashaw fought. Let's say Barao was more relaxed than the other fight, he thought he would get in there as the champion, throw a punch and get the knockout. He didn't have his feet on the ground, a good head."
On Dana White's praise getting into Barao's head: "Two days before the fight, Dana White said Barao was the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, that he could knock out every fighter, and maybe that made him underestimate Dillashaw, who got there humbly and showed how things work."
On Team Alpha Male joking that Barao should have a seminar with Duane Ludwig: "By their logic, how many times would we have to sign Urijah Faber in a MMA seminar at Nova Uniao? It was lack of respect. We always defeat them, (Urijah) Faber always lost to us and we never did that. We always respected them. We always tried to help them, like when they came here to the gym. We never disrespected them. But it's cool. Let's be patient, we will meet again. I have a fight coming up with Chad (Mendes), and Barao, God willing, will fight Dillashaw again and we will get the payback."