Frankie Edgar reacted to Jose Aldo’s trash talking and told the Brazilian fighter that he looked dumb and stupid. Edgar vows to silence Aldo when they meet at UFC 200 slated on July 9 at the T-Mobile Area at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States.
Edgar was reacting to Aldo’s comment that he never evolved as a fighter ever since their match in 2013, when he lost by unanimous decision, but was given a co-fighter of the night honors at UFC 156.
Edgar told MMA Fighting that Aldo is doing a Conor McGregor type of getting media attention and that is to trash talk his opponents going into the fight. He added that Aldo’s imitation of Conor McGregor is not working and blasted the Brazilian fighter and returned the favor.
“You’re seeing it across the board in all weight classes. Guys are getting more vocal. They’re just seeing what it’s done for Conor, so they’re trying to kind of make their voice heard. I think that’s what Aldo is doing,” Edgar said.
“Arguably, you could say I haven’t lost a round since I and Aldo fought. He’s just been in some either pretty boring (fights), or wars since our fight. So, I think I’m the one who looks like he’s evolved more than Aldo has. So yeah, I don’t know. I think he’s just talking the fight up.”
Edgar did not boast of his five-fight winning run inside the Octagon beating the likes of Charles Oliveira, B.J. Penn, Cub Swanson, Urijah Faber, and Chad Mendes. If that is not evolution as a fighter, Edgar could not think of what is running inside Aldo’s head.
One thing is for sure, Aldo is still carrying the humiliation of his 13-second knockout at the hands of McGregor at UFC 194, which ended his long reign in the featherweight class.
Edgar says that he is more cautious coming to UFC 200 against Aldo as a fighter have a different approach in getting back from a stunning loss. He adds that he is not taking Aldo lightly as vengeance will be one of his ingredients for the fight.
“Whether by grinding him for five rounds or putting him away in the first, I want to show everyone that I came prepared and I’m the best fighter in the world,” Edgar added.
Edgar takes on Aldo for the interim featherweight title at UFC 200, which will also feature a rematch between Daniel Cormier versus Jon Jones for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship in the main event.
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