Jose Aldo Wants Jeremy Stephens @ UFC 224 in Brazil

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  1. MikalP

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  2. pick999

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    aldo should retire honestly he is too shot and Stephens isnt the guy to fight now.
     
  3. BlackPanther

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    Wonder why Aldo wanna fight in Brazil??
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  4. ejazahmednit

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    i think Aldo's chin is damaged and Jeremy can throw heat better than any 145er
    But Aldo is the much more skilled fighter, pick em imo
     
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    no poll? you're slacking Arkridge ;)

    as an Aldo fan
    not sure i want him in there this fight
    i like Stephens too though
     
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    Because he lives there?
     
  7. Nukes

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    Stephens by uppercut decapitation.
     
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    It's a fun fight on paper, but this leaves the division in a weird spot if Aldo sleeps Stephens and Max gets by TCity.
     
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    This doesn't do a whole lot for Stephens.

    If he does beat Aldo that is impressive as fuck for people who know how skilled he is but if Stephens finishes him, 4th in his last 5 by ko or tko which at a glance doesn't look that great.

    It's like when Barboza outstruck Pettis in a distance striking match. You have to be skilled as fuck to give Pettis all the space he wants and to dominate him on the feet without pressure or wrestling at all but at a glance Pettis record looked bad leading into that fight.
     
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    Pretty sick if it happens the Rio card would be one of the best cards if not for Nunes vs Cyborg.
     
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    mkess101 85 or bust...

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    Man this is such a great post. It is so easy to tell who really understands this sport sometimes. Well done sir.
     
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    Props to Aldo. He could have picked Emmett. He is a warrior.
     
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    I thought Aldo was done with the UFC. I’d watch this. Great fight.
     
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    But money fight. JS gets more money and spotlight from beating the shell of Aldo than most other available 145er’s.
     
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    Yeap aldo taking the second Holloway fight was great to save a card but it sent him back down the ladder.

    Aldo needs to fight a lower level person and build up and if Holloway is champ still so be it....

    Don't make aldo Fitch the division and kill Contenders off....
     
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    Aldo wins more often than not in a 3 round fight, but can still get KTFO. And I think he gets KTFO in a 5 round fight.
     
  17. mkess101

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    Maybe more spotlight, but assuming he headlines he probably won't make any more $. He's not getting a ppv share, he's not a big enough draw.

    I was more talking about his actual analysis of the situation and the Barboza/Pettis comparison than I was his initial statement about how much Stephens does/doesn't benefit.
     
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    Fight makes a lot of sense for both guys. Aldo can prove himself as being a top guy with a win, and Stephens will give himself the strongest argument for the next shot with a win.

    There's really no point for Aldo in taking a lesser opponent at this point in his career. I still think he's a tough matchup for Ortega if Ortega beats Holloway. Getting the title back is still a very real possibility.

    Edgar is likely still one win away from another title shot, realistically.
     
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    why the fuck he doesn't use his complete game in a fight, who the fuck knows....
     
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    I'm down. If I was Stephens I might opt for Korean Zombie or Elkins to keep my streak going. But he has the power tonhurt Aldo, who has reeally endured a lot of damage in his past 5 fights.

    Edit: Didn't Stephens somewhat recently call out Aldo & Barao as PED abusers pre-usada?
     
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