Jose Aldo has admitted that he shoved Chad Mendes after being encouraged to improve his fight promotion by his coach.
When Jose Aldo shoved Chad Mendes at the media day staredown it was a moment that was clearly out of character for the long time featherweight champ.
Aldo's coach, Dede Pederneiras, recently said that he had advised his fighters to start talking trash and taking similar marketing approaches as it's "what the market wants," which seemed to be the driving force behind the shove.
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UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is not a pay-per-view king, so he decided to spice things up heading to his rematch with Chad Mendes at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 25.
The Nova Uniao fighter shoved Mendes during a media day at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. But when they had to face off again in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, nothing happened. Speaking to the local media during a media day in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, Aldo explained that his actions were a way to promo read news >>
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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Jose Aldo is not impressed.
Chad Mendes went 5-0 since his first bout with Aldo in 2012, and he’s scheduled to face the UFC featherweight champion again in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 25. Despite his stoppage wins over the past couple years, Aldo doesn’t see any evolution heading into UFC 179.
"The only different thing now is the age. The rest remains the same," Aldo told the Brazilian media during a UFC 179 media day in Rio. "I’m more experienced now, so I know what to do. read news >>
Jose Aldo's head coach said that he would advise his fighters to do trash talking and other commercial moves to promote fights.
Before Jose Aldo shoved Chad Mendes in their staredown to promote UFC 179, Dede Pederneiras kind of knew what was coming.
In an interview published by Combate.com on Monday, Aldo's coach and Nova Uniao leader said that he was going to have a conversation with his athletes to explain the importance of promotion in the fight business, even if he was essentially against tr read news >>
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Apparently, shoving your opponent during a staredown is the new trend among UFC fighters. Less than one month after Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier's infamous brawl at the UFC 178 media day in Las Vegas, UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo invaded Chad Mendes' personal space with a forceful shove inside the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro ahead of their UFC 179 rematch. MMA Fighting was on scene to capture the action. While Aldo knocked out Mendes with a brutal knee during their first matchup at U read news >>
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Top featherweight Chad Mendes spoke to the Brazilian media at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro about his upcoming bout with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo on Oct. 25 in the city, his thoughts on Aldo's evolution since their first bout and much more. read news >>
No UFC officials were thrown off the stage, and no shoes were hurled. Nonetheless, things got a bit heated at today’s UFC 179 press conference in Rio de Janeiro.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Video: Jose Aldo shoves Chad Mendes during their UFC 179 media day to promote the upcoming "Aldo vs. Mendes 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sat., Oct. 25, 2014, inside the Maracanãzinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. read news >>
Looks like someone saw the attention that Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier got for their media day brawl. read news >>
During staredowns at UFC 179 media day, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo shoved Chad Mendes at Maracana Stadium on Tuesday morning. read news >>