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Sean O’Malley Announces Matchup with Jose Alberto Quinonez at UFC 229 in Las Vegas

One of the UFC’s most exciting young talents has his next fight booked.
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Sean O’Malley Announces Matchup with Jose Alberto Quinonez at UFC 229 in Las Vegas

One of the UFC’s most exciting young talents has his next fight booked.
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Sean O’Malley Announces Matchup with Jose Alberto Quinonez at UFC 229 in Las Vegas

One of the UFC’s most exciting young talents has his next fight booked.
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Sean O’Malley Announces Matchup with Jose Quinonez at UFC 229 in Las Vegas

One of the UFC’s most exciting young talents has his next fight booked.
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Sean O’Malley Announces Matchup with Jose Quinonez at UFC 229 in Las Vegas

One of the UFC’s most exciting young talents has his next fight booked.
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Midnight Mania! Conor McGregor ‘truly happy to see the joy’ in Jose Aldo’s win

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Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo spent a lot of time together on promotional duties, including an entire world tour, ahead of two scheduled fights, and then just an infamous 13 seconds together in the Octagon, with McGregor handing Aldo his first defeat in 18 fights over 9 years. Despite the pre-fight animosity McGregor calculatingly built in that time, he was genuinely happy to see his old rival win last weekend against Jeremy Stephens. Transcript via MMAJunkie.com:

“I was so happy for him,” McGregor said. “Honestly, truly happy to see the joy he had after it. It’s a crazy business, and I know he’s gone through a lot of stuff. So to see him come back with that great finish, I was very happy for him and his coach, Andre Pederneiras. The whole of Ireland was happy for Jose Aldo that night.”

You can see the whole video, including his timetable for return, here.


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  • Cody Garbrandt is 100% right that UFC fighters are extremely underpaid relative to other, non-combat sport athletes. Best estimates put their share of the gross revenue at 17%, compared to 30-50% for mainstream sports. While there is no moral case for WME-IMG to make hundreds of millions while paying their athletes barely a living wage to get long-term brain damage, that’s also just the state of modern capitalism. The best hope in the current world for this to improve even a little bit would be collective bargaining for the fighters- hopefully Garbrandt signed his Project Spearhead card.
  • Khabib’s manager maybe isn’t doing the sharpest negotiation here

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UFC on FOX 30: Could Jose Aldo go “Out as Champion”?

(This post originally appeared on MMAFrenzy.)

Jose Aldo has repeatedly said that he still wants to reclaim the UFC’s featherweight title. But at the same time, the legend says his career is winding down. Could the former champ go out on top like he hopes?

Although it wasn’t too long ago really, when Aldo was talking about walking away from MMA, more recently, the Brazilian star’s insisted he wants to reclaim the 145 crown. As he gets set to fight Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX 30 this Saturday, Aldo has repeated that desire. But, the 31 year-old has also said he doesn’t plan to extend his fighting career, after his current contract is done (quotes via MMA Fighting):

”No, I don’t think so,” Aldo said. “It doesn’t cross my mind to sign a new contract after.”

”I think it’s easier because you know it’s coming near the end, so you have to give your all because you don’t want to go out on a loss, you want to go out on top…

”When you’re starting there’s that euphoria, but I remain the same. I dream of being champion and dream going out as champion. That’s my biggest motivation. … I take much pride in winning, I don’t accept losses, so I’m always going after that. The day I lose this fire, I think it’s time for us to stop.”

So, when you consider Aldo has talked about retiring before, or transitioning into pro-boxing, the fact he’s not interested in a new deal shouldn’t be a surprise. Further, Aldo talked about the fact that he wants to retire healthy, and while he is only 31, he’s been fighting for nearly 15 years.

But, could Aldo walk away from the game as the reigning UFC champ?  That’s going to be tough.

After Aldo faces Stephens this weekend he’ll have three bouts left on his current deal. If Aldo scores an emphatic victory, he’ll definitely remain in the title shot mix, and another top contender will almost certainly be next. If Aldo wins that fight, a title shot could materialize,  provided Holloway is not holding the belt. After all, the Hawaiian champ has already defeated Aldo twice.

Now, if Holloway does elect to leave 145 behind and does so in the short term future(and Aldo defeats Stephens), however, things could get interesting for the Brazilian. Aldo might even be booked for a championship bout with Brian Ortega in that situation. As UFC on FOX 30 approaches, Aldo is ranked #2 and Ortega is #1.

But, lots of pieces need to fall into place before Aldo can get another shot at the belt. If Holloway does return to the cage in the not too distant future, and say, defends the belt against Ortega, Aldo’s window to reclaim the title will close that much more. Or, if Ortega wins the belt, Aldo would need to defeat a guy who has never lost, in order to get back the belt.

So, at this juncture, it’s not looking good, as far as Aldo’s aforementioned dream. But, if the vaunted fighter goes out and cruises through Stephens, there’s going to be a lot talk on Sunday as to whether Aldo’s ‘back’.

The post UFC on FOX 30: Could Jose Aldo go “Out as Champion”? appeared first on Caged Insider.

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UFC on FOX 30: Could Jose Aldo go “Out as Champion”?

(This post originally appeared on MMAFrenzy.)

Jose Aldo has repeatedly said that he still wants to reclaim the UFC’s featherweight title. But at the same time, the legend says his career is winding down. Could the former champ go out on top like he hopes?

Although it wasn’t too long ago really, when Aldo was talking about walking away from MMA, more recently, the Brazilian star’s insisted he wants to reclaim the 145 crown. As he gets set to fight Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX 30 this Saturday, Aldo has repeated that desire. But, the 31 year-old has also said he doesn’t plan to extend his fighting career, after his current contract is done (quotes via MMA Fighting):

”No, I don’t think so,” Aldo said. “It doesn’t cross my mind to sign a new contract after.”

”I think it’s easier because you know it’s coming near the end, so you have to give your all because you don’t want to go out on a loss, you want to go out on top…

”When you’re starting there’s that euphoria, but I remain the same. I dream of being champion and dream going out as champion. That’s my biggest motivation. … I take much pride in winning, I don’t accept losses, so I’m always going after that. The day I lose this fire, I think it’s time for us to stop.”

So, when you consider Aldo has talked about retiring before, or transitioning into pro-boxing, the fact he’s not interested in a new deal shouldn’t be a surprise. Further, Aldo talked about the fact that he wants to retire healthy, and while he is only 31, he’s been fighting for nearly 15 years.

But, could Aldo walk away from the game as the reigning UFC champ?  That’s going to be tough.

After Aldo faces Stephens this weekend he’ll have three bouts left on his current deal. If Aldo scores an emphatic victory, he’ll definitely remain in the title shot mix, and another top contender will almost certainly be next. If Aldo wins that fight, a title shot could materialize,  provided Holloway is not holding the belt. After all, the Hawaiian champ has already defeated Aldo twice.

Now, if Holloway does elect to leave 145 behind and does so in the short term future(and Aldo defeats Stephens), however, things could get interesting for the Brazilian. Aldo might even be booked for a championship bout with Brian Ortega in that situation. As UFC on FOX 30 approaches, Aldo is ranked #2 and Ortega is #1.

But, lots of pieces need to fall into place before Aldo can get another shot at the belt. If Holloway does return to the cage in the not too distant future, and say, defends the belt against Ortega, Aldo’s window to reclaim the title will close that much more. Or, if Ortega wins the belt, Aldo would need to defeat a guy who has never lost, in order to get back the belt.

So, at this juncture, it’s not looking good, as far as Aldo’s aforementioned dream. But, if the vaunted fighter goes out and cruises through Stephens, there’s going to be a lot talk on Sunday as to whether Aldo’s ‘back’.

The post UFC on FOX 30: Could Jose Aldo go “Out as Champion”? appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Jose Aldo Looking to End Career on a High Note Once UFC Contract Concludes

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Jose Aldo will compete in his first non-title fight this Saturday since joining the promotion back in 2011, as he takes on Jeremy Stephens in a three-round tilt at UFC on Fox 30.
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Jeremy Stephens Believes Win Over Jose Aldo Puts Him in ‘Undeniable Situation’ for Title Shot

Some matchups just jump off the page as soon as they’re announced. Jeremy Stephens vs. Jose Aldo certainly fits that bill, but the featherweight co-headliner at UFC on Fox 30 is far more than just a “Fight of the Night” candidate.
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