Ahead of his upcoming fight with Aldo at UFC 200, Frankie Edgar said that Jose Aldo occupies his mind all the time.
“I’ve got Jose on my mind 24/7 now,” Edgar told FOX Sports. “He’s the most dominant featherweight that we’ve ever had. He stumbled his last fight but he’s still dangerous. I know he wants to get back at Conor and I know I want a chance at Conor as well so I’m definitely excited for this fight.”
Edgar and Aldo last met at UFC 156 in 2013. The Brazilian defeated Edgar by a close decision. A lot has changed since the last time they met. Edgar has had five consecutive wins in a row while Aldo defended his featherweight title three times. But that was until Aldo lost to Conor McGregor at UFC 194.
Not the one to take Aldo lightly, Edgar believes that former featherweight champion will bounce back.
“He (Aldo) could be second-guessing himself,” Edgar said. “Conor threw one punch and it’s over in 13 seconds, that’s a tough pill to swallow and we’ve got a lot of pride as competitors. That eats at your pride and your ego. He’s going to have to deal with all these emotions leading up to this. He didn’t lose for 10 years, he’s a winner and I’m sure he’ll bounce back. I’m expecting this fight to be all it’s cracked up to be.”
Frankie Edgar is now one of the top contenders in the featherweight division. He believes that this time he can defeat Jose Aldo.
“I definitely think if I touch him and string my punches together, put that pressure on him I’m going to make him wilt and I’m going to put him away,” Edgar said.
UFC 200 is scheduled to take place on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.