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WEC champ Jose Aldo says plenty of challenges still await in featherweight division

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. – WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (18-1 MMA, 8-0 WEC) might as well get used to the question.

After his latest destruction of a top contender – this time, a WEC 51 win over Manny Gamburyan in Broomfield, Colo. – MMA pundits and fans alike once againwere forced to ask, "Is there anyone who can beat Aldo in the 145-pound division?"

Aldo says he believes there are plenty of deserving contenders on the horizon, and while he's not opposed to moving up in weight someday, he's just fine where he's at right now.

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Post #1   10/1/10 8:29:11AM   

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I wonder who gets next shot at him??
I would think grispi if he wins next month

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I liked Twenty's idea of Marlon Sandro coming over, if at all possible. I would like to see Grispi take him on, though I think he'd get beat.

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Marlon Sandro are not only training partners but they are best friends.

That particular superfight has slim to no chances to ever materializing.

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If he wants a fight give him HOMINICK!!!

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There are but the way Also looked last night...I don't see anyone having anything but a punchers chance. He looked like Silva back when he wanted to fight. Cerebral and calculated after analyzing manny in the first round. Good luck fw division

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Posted by lohmann

Marlon Sandro are not only training partners but they are best friends.

That particular superfight has slim to no chances to ever materializing.



Exactly, I was thinking the same thing when Gart dropped Sando.

That's never gonna happen.

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Grispi, Hominick, Mendes... there's plenty of challengers left.

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I don't see anyone beating Aldo for a loooong time...wonder if and when he'll move up to 155?

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grispi can do it ....i just cant hlp but root for that kid

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he needs 2 go 2 UFCs lightweight division

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Posted by billfold9

he needs 2 go 2 UFCs lightweight division



What would people think of Aldo at UFC LW? Does the playground think he would flourish because of his speed/precision, or fail because of the superior wrestlers at UFC LW?

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he would do good but would stand no chance against Edgar, Penn or Maynard.i think Jeremy Stevens or Melvin Guillard would b a great 1st fight 4 him.

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Posted by billfold9

he would do good but would stand no chance against Edgar, Penn or Maynard.i think Jeremy Stevens or Melvin Guillard would b a great 1st fight 4 him.



I completely disagree. I believe he could beat all three.

He's a FAR superior striker than all three.

He's got great TD defense and it seems likely that only Maynard would REALLY press the issue with TD's. He seems to be the LnP warrior.

Even if Edgar did try to work his TD's, he would have to contend with Aldo's striking which is retardedly better than his.

His BJJ is either far superior OR equal to all three of these people.

I cannot see why Jose Aldo couldn't absolutely wreck the 155 division.

On top of which, Aldo said he has no problem with moving to LW.

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I think the biggest question for Aldo v. the LWs is how he would do against the big wrestlers like Gray. He has stuffed takedowns from Brown, Faber, and Manny like it was easy, but I can see him having a harder time separating from Gray.

I think he matches up really well against BJ, as the problems that BJ has had with Edgar standing would be worse against Aldo. BJ doesn't check leg kicks, that is a fatal flaw against Aldo because it only takes a couple to really affect the leg.

Aldo/Edgar sounds like a fun fight to me because Edgar would not have his normal speed advantage, while Aldo has never faced an opponent who can chain wrestle like Edgar.

The more I think about it though, the more I want to see Aldo stay at FW. The FW division is where the LW division was at a few years ago. There is a lot of great young talent, and in a couple years the division will be just as stacked as the LW division is today. Why cripple the legitimacy of an improving division by removing the best fighter?

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Post #15   10/3/10 2:04:52PM