Amid all the speculations about his future, Jose Aldo wants to start fresh at UFC Vegas 17. He will square off against Marlon Vera in the co-main event.
UFC Vegas 17, which is the final fight night of the year is set to culminate the exceptional 2020 with all the blitz and glitz. This weekend when enthusiasts will tune-in to enjoy some supreme MMA acts, a general realization will also subsist that this event could prove to be a final destination for some of their favorite professionals.
Among the prominent names who are apparently under examination, there’s also Jose Aldo. Jose Aldo is presently going through a rough patch. The Brazilian has endured three straight losses and is 2-5 (Win-Loss) after his last 7 outings in the Octagon.
It is seemingly an ugly truth of this sport that a fighter who was once at the summit of the UFC Pound-For-pound rankings is now seen as a subject of a potential release. At UFC Vegas 17 he will be up against No.15 ranked Bantamweight Marlon Vera.
Jose Aldo cuts a confident figure ahead of his fight against Marlon Vera
While it is widespread speculation that this match could be his last in the UFC circuit, he, on the other hand, isn’t perturbed by any assertions and on the contrary, is motivated for another title stint. The former UFC Featherweight champion cut a confident figure while addressing reporters on the media day before UFC Vegas 17, and expressed that he is not feeling any pressure ahead of the fight.
“I feel now like it’s the restart of my career. I feel like it’s the first fight of my career. I’m not feeling any pressure because I always fight with great fighters. I just keep training hard and get ready for my next opponent. I’m not feeling any pressure.”
Aldo continued, “What keeps me motivated is the victory. I’m training hard because I want to be a champion at my new division. That’s my motivation every day.”
In the wake of uncertainty around his future, the 34-year-old is not concerned about what’s in store. He states that he is fully focused on his opponent to be.
“I will always keep my career step by step. Right now I just think about Marlon Vera, but after Marlon Vera, I can think about the future.”
So, it will be intriguing to witness who comes out on top, however, if pre-match odds are to be referred, then Jose Also has the upper hand.
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