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Midnight Mania! Volkanovski Discusses Aldo Snub, Asks for Title Shot

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UFC featherweight contender Alex Volkanovski is not scared to take on any and all comers. He saw Jose Aldo destroy Renato Moicano and thought to himself, that’s a guy I want to fight. Aldo, though, didn’t seem to know who he was when asked about him, something Volkanovski said he wasn’t offended by.

Of course, he would take a title shot against Max Holloway immediately with no complaints. Right now, he has the best case for a title shot in the division, coming off a knockout win over Chad Mendes, and before that, a lopsided win over Darren Elkins. At 19-1, no one in the UFC has been able to stop him, as he’s racked up a 6-fight win streak. Max hasn’t faced a dedicated wrestler since his split decision loss to Dennis Bermudez in 2013, and if fellow cardio machine Volkanovski could find success with his takedowns, he could make a fight with Max really interesting.

However, he seems more concerned with staying busy than waiting for a title shot, confident one will come his way after one more win at most. A bout with Brian Ortega was suggested as well, and Volkanovski was open to it, but said he didn’t want to wait until Ortega’s hand healed.

“I’m not scared of anyone in the division. Anyone that’s gonna move me forward.

To be honest, I think Frankie Edgar’s the most likely, the most realistic. He’s the only one that can fight anytime soon. Aldo doesn’t- that’s why I said, if you want a quick turnaround, I just want to fight.

Frankie Edgar would be a fascinating matchup as well, as both wrestle-boxers are known for their cardio, pace, and nigh-unbreakable wills, though Edgar has compiled a much longer, more illustrious record at this point in their respective careers.


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I like hearing Israel Adesanya talk up Anderson Silva up. Legends deserve respect.

How cool is this??

Let’s hope Cory Sandhagen vs. John Lineker isn’t one of those cursed fights like Condit-Brown or Khabib-Ferguson.

Speaking of Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov…

I’m liking kickboxing-meets-soccer

This was a crazy fight, Brunson had Whittaker in trouble before he rallied

This is a Mortal Kombat level finish

Kelvin Gastelum has an impressive body of work

Renzo Gracie has a sense of humor

Israel Adesanya could have a second career as a pro wrestler if this MMA thing doesn’t pan out

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Tecia Torres has an impressive sumo deadlift

Khabib Nurmagomedov grappling with Luke Rockhold, who he calls “fat boy”

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220 vs 180 Grappling with fat boy

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UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line

It sort of goes without saying that Jose Aldo is a legend.

He was the first dominant “little guy” when the UFC got into the “little guy” business, and his run as featherweight champ saw a lot of carnage befall his enemies. A lot of carnage.

Of course, that all came to an end the night Conor McGregor starched him in seconds. And then there was now-champ Max Holloway, who beat the stuffing out of Aldo not once but twice.

Which brings us to today. Aldo has long flirted with the idea of retiring, and now that he’s gotten older and less capable of hanging with the youngsters, maybe that exit date has grown closer. He fighting against Renato Moicano at UFC on ESPN+2 this weekend in Brazil, in the co-main event slot, and you have to think that whenever a Brazilian fighter is close to calling it quits, he asks matchmaker Sean Shelby to make that last fight close to home, so…

…So I guess savor his fight this weekend? I mean, maybe he wins and fights again, or maybe he doesn’t and doesn’t.

Anyway, here’s Daniel Cormier giving the match-up some hype.

The post UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line appeared first on Caged Insider.

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UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line

It sort of goes without saying that Jose Aldo is a legend.

He was the first dominant “little guy” when the UFC got into the “little guy” business, and his run as featherweight champ saw a lot of carnage befall his enemies. A lot of carnage.

Of course, that all came to an end the night Conor McGregor starched him in seconds. And then there was now-champ Max Holloway, who beat the stuffing out of Aldo not once but twice.

Which brings us to today. Aldo has long flirted with the idea of retiring, and now that he’s gotten older and less capable of hanging with the youngsters, maybe that exit date has grown closer. He fighting against Renato Moicano at UFC on ESPN+2 this weekend in Brazil, in the co-main event slot, and you have to think that whenever a Brazilian fighter is close to calling it quits, he asks matchmaker Sean Shelby to make that last fight close to home, so…

…So I guess savor his fight this weekend? I mean, maybe he wins and fights again, or maybe he doesn’t and doesn’t.

Anyway, here’s Daniel Cormier giving the match-up some hype.

The post UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line appeared first on Caged Insider.

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UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line

It sort of goes without saying that Jose Aldo is a legend.

He was the first dominant “little guy” when the UFC got into the “little guy” business, and his run as featherweight champ saw a lot of carnage befall his enemies. A lot of carnage.

Of course, that all came to an end the night Conor McGregor starched him in seconds. And then there was now-champ Max Holloway, who beat the stuffing out of Aldo not once but twice.

Which brings us to today. Aldo has long flirted with the idea of retiring, and now that he’s gotten older and less capable of hanging with the youngsters, maybe that exit date has grown closer. He fighting against Renato Moicano at UFC on ESPN+2 this weekend in Brazil, in the co-main event slot, and you have to think that whenever a Brazilian fighter is close to calling it quits, he asks matchmaker Sean Shelby to make that last fight close to home, so…

…So I guess savor his fight this weekend? I mean, maybe he wins and fights again, or maybe he doesn’t and doesn’t.

Anyway, here’s Daniel Cormier giving the match-up some hype.

The post UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line appeared first on Caged Insider.

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UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line

It sort of goes without saying that Jose Aldo is a legend.

He was the first dominant “little guy” when the UFC got into the “little guy” business, and his run as featherweight champ saw a lot of carnage befall his enemies. A lot of carnage.

Of course, that all came to an end the night Conor McGregor starched him in seconds. And then there was now-champ Max Holloway, who beat the stuffing out of Aldo not once but twice.

Which brings us to today. Aldo has long flirted with the idea of retiring, and now that he’s gotten older and less capable of hanging with the youngsters, maybe that exit date has grown closer. He fighting against Renato Moicano at UFC on ESPN+2 this weekend in Brazil, in the co-main event slot, and you have to think that whenever a Brazilian fighter is close to calling it quits, he asks matchmaker Sean Shelby to make that last fight close to home, so…

…So I guess savor his fight this weekend? I mean, maybe he wins and fights again, or maybe he doesn’t and doesn’t.

Anyway, here’s Daniel Cormier giving the match-up some hype.

The post UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line appeared first on Caged Insider.

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UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line

It sort of goes without saying that Jose Aldo is a legend.

He was the first dominant “little guy” when the UFC got into the “little guy” business, and his run as featherweight champ saw a lot of carnage befall his enemies. A lot of carnage.

Of course, that all came to an end the night Conor McGregor starched him in seconds. And then there was now-champ Max Holloway, who beat the stuffing out of Aldo not once but twice.

Which brings us to today. Aldo has long flirted with the idea of retiring, and now that he’s gotten older and less capable of hanging with the youngsters, maybe that exit date has grown closer. He fighting against Renato Moicano at UFC on ESPN+2 this weekend in Brazil, in the co-main event slot, and you have to think that whenever a Brazilian fighter is close to calling it quits, he asks matchmaker Sean Shelby to make that last fight close to home, so…

…So I guess savor his fight this weekend? I mean, maybe he wins and fights again, or maybe he doesn’t and doesn’t.

Anyway, here’s Daniel Cormier giving the match-up some hype.

The post UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line appeared first on Caged Insider.

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UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line

It sort of goes without saying that Jose Aldo is a legend.

He was the first dominant “little guy” when the UFC got into the “little guy” business, and his run as featherweight champ saw a lot of carnage befall his enemies. A lot of carnage.

Of course, that all came to an end the night Conor McGregor starched him in seconds. And then there was now-champ Max Holloway, who beat the stuffing out of Aldo not once but twice.

Which brings us to today. Aldo has long flirted with the idea of retiring, and now that he’s gotten older and less capable of hanging with the youngsters, maybe that exit date has grown closer. He fighting against Renato Moicano at UFC on ESPN+2 this weekend in Brazil, in the co-main event slot, and you have to think that whenever a Brazilian fighter is close to calling it quits, he asks matchmaker Sean Shelby to make that last fight close to home, so…

…So I guess savor his fight this weekend? I mean, maybe he wins and fights again, or maybe he doesn’t and doesn’t.

Anyway, here’s Daniel Cormier giving the match-up some hype.

The post UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line appeared first on Caged Insider.

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UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line

It sort of goes without saying that Jose Aldo is a legend.

He was the first dominant “little guy” when the UFC got into the “little guy” business, and his run as featherweight champ saw a lot of carnage befall his enemies. A lot of carnage.

Of course, that all came to an end the night Conor McGregor starched him in seconds. And then there was now-champ Max Holloway, who beat the stuffing out of Aldo not once but twice.

Which brings us to today. Aldo has long flirted with the idea of retiring, and now that he’s gotten older and less capable of hanging with the youngsters, maybe that exit date has grown closer. He fighting against Renato Moicano at UFC on ESPN+2 this weekend in Brazil, in the co-main event slot, and you have to think that whenever a Brazilian fighter is close to calling it quits, he asks matchmaker Sean Shelby to make that last fight close to home, so…

…So I guess savor his fight this weekend? I mean, maybe he wins and fights again, or maybe he doesn’t and doesn’t.

Anyway, here’s Daniel Cormier giving the match-up some hype.

The post UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line appeared first on Caged Insider.

Caged Insider

UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line

It sort of goes without saying that Jose Aldo is a legend.

He was the first dominant “little guy” when the UFC got into the “little guy” business, and his run as featherweight champ saw a lot of carnage befall his enemies. A lot of carnage.

Of course, that all came to an end the night Conor McGregor starched him in seconds. And then there was now-champ Max Holloway, who beat the stuffing out of Aldo not once but twice.

Which brings us to today. Aldo has long flirted with the idea of retiring, and now that he’s gotten older and less capable of hanging with the youngsters, maybe that exit date has grown closer. He fighting against Renato Moicano at UFC on ESPN+2 this weekend in Brazil, in the co-main event slot, and you have to think that whenever a Brazilian fighter is close to calling it quits, he asks matchmaker Sean Shelby to make that last fight close to home, so…

…So I guess savor his fight this weekend? I mean, maybe he wins and fights again, or maybe he doesn’t and doesn’t.

Anyway, here’s Daniel Cormier giving the match-up some hype.

The post UFC on ESPN+2 Primer: The Jose Aldo Train Is Coming to the End of the Line appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Max Holloway Still Believes Jose Aldo is ‘Greatest Featherweight of All Time’

After Saturday’s remarkable beatdown of the previously unbeaten Brian Ortega in the UFC 231 main event, it would’ve understandable if Max Holloway wanted to brag a little bit.
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