Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, spoke to mmafighting.com about his UFC 153 fight with featherweight champion Jose Aldo, set for October 13th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, explaining he plans on changing the jeers coming from the fans to cheers by the end of the fight.
“I’m not fearful for my life or anything like that. They’re some passionate people and Jose Aldo is their guy. So we’ll see what I can do in the fight to have some people cheering my name by the end of it.
Opportunities like this don’t come around too often so you can’t let them slip. It just seemed right for me. I’m expecting to see the best Jose Aldo. He’s in his hometown. Last time he fought there he was pretty dominant so I’m not expecting anything but the best from him.”
Aldo has nearly cleaned out the 145 pound division with victories over the likes of Mark Hominick, Kenny Florian and Chad Mendes. The big question is whether anyone can dethrone the undisputed king of the featherweight division? His toughest test could come in the form of Edgar, who will be looking to bounce back from a controversial loss at the hands of Benson Henderson at UFC 150.