I juni mötte den tidigare fjäderviktskungen Jose Aldo den nuvarande mästaren Max Holloway där Aldo förlorade bältet genom TKO, trots en fin start i fighten för brasilianaren. I The Anik & Florian Podcast berättade MMA-experten Kenny Florian att förlusten kan bero på bristande motivation.
That’s the big question for me because although he was winning the majority of that fight against Max Holloway, early on especially, as the fight went on it seemed like it was the Jose Aldo that kind of loses interest in the fight. It seemed like maybe he was a little bit bored or didn’t want to work as hard as he normally does during the fight. He didn’t have that same kind of pep in his step and Holloway just took it to him, kept pressuring him backwards and Holloway just broke him mentally and then took him out with skill. It was a beautiful thing to watch.
For Aldo, this is an interesting fight to see, are you still motivated to fight? Are you still out there to win and put out your best performance? Especially against a guy he already beat, we’re gonna find out pretty quickly what Jose Aldo is all about and if he truly wants to get back to the top of this division.
Jose Aldo möter Ricardo Lamas i Kanada på UFC on Fox 26, den 16 december. Återstår att se om den tidigare mästaren är tillräckligt motiverad för en ny vinst mot Lamas. Aldo har även en seger mot Kenny Florian i bagaget. De möttes 2011.
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