Jose Aldo’s Coach Says Aldo Will Not Rush Recovery With Rumors of an Interim Title
Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.24.2014
See what he has to say…
- Jose Aldo's coach and manager Andre Pederneiras recently spoke about his fighter's recovery and more. Here are the highlights…
On Aldo Rushing His Recovery: "No chance at all. He's already felling better. He did some light training Monday and didn't feel anything. We will decide this week when he'll be able to train hard again and then we'll know if he can fight in October. He wants to fight as soon as possible, and it would be great to fight (in Rio) in October, but I don't know if that will work. It's too soon to give you an answer about fighting in October."
On Rumors of an Interim Title: "The UFC can do anything they want, actually. If they want to create two or three interim titles, they can do it. But I will also ask for an interim title for (Anthony) Pettis, who hasn't fought since August, and (Cain) Velasquez, who hasn't fought since October," he said. "I haven't heard any talks about interim title for those guys, so I don't see why an interim title for Aldo. It's unfair. The reason for creating an interim title is time, and Aldo is the one to fight most recently among these three."
On Mendes Stating Aldo is Faking Injury: "(Mendes) said Aldo faked an injury the next day the UFC received a call from the athletic commission saying they would be randomly drug tested, but the UFC already knew about his injury 10 days before. We were talking to doctors to see if he could fight."