Does Barao's crushing defeat extend to affect Aldo's aura of invincibility?

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  1. Tseren**

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    Considering how similar Aldo and Barao's styles are, that they were both champions training together in the same camp.

    To many it seemed like they were twin versions of each other in different weight classes.

    Barao lost to a young Alpha Male fighter and Aldo is scheduled to face a young Alpha Male fighter as well.

    Does Barao's one-sided loss suddenly make Aldo look beatable?
     
  2. Gigaton Punch

    Gigaton Punch Gold Belt

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    Aldo lost that aura a long time ago in the Hominick fight.

    A lot of people picked him to lose to Mendes the first time around and are doing so again.
     
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    What it should remind us all of is that 'aura' or no, no fighter is invincible. Not Aldo, not Anderson, not Cain, not Fedor, not Jones. All will lose at some point, and you know what, that's OK.

    Anyone who completely writes off a fighter like Mendes - even against one as great as Aldo - is a fool.
     
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    Brilliant response and totally agree.

    To wonder about Aldo's aura because of another fighter's fight is silly TS.
     
  5. Billthebutcher2

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    Yeah I think that about covers it.
     
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    Their styles really aren't all that similar. I've been saying for a long time that Aldo is P4P most skilled fighter in the sport.

    People like to harp on him for his lack of finishes lately but they fail to take a few things into consideration that are out of his control.

    1) The UFC cage is massive compared to the WEC cage. The smaller cage invites much more action especially when it comes to the lighter weight classes.

    2) Aldo isn't only getting better technically offensively but also defensively which includes better footwork and not putting yourself in dangerous positions/situations. The guys head movement, positioning, footwork and counter striking ability are all top notch.

    3) Now there is a lot of footage available and people have learned what a buzzsaw the guy can be which in turn makes his opponents fight more conservatively. When they do become over aggressive it usually doesn't end well ala Mendes fight. Nobody wants to be a highlight reel and to expect Aldo to become over aggressive and chase his opponents around the ring looking for a finish is just asinine. It's up to his opponents as much as it is him in creating opportunities to finish.

    As far as his aura of invincibility, I don't see how Barao getting besmieched really has anything ti do with him whatsoever. Aldo literally looks untouchable in the first few rounds of every single fight save the KZ fight which he broke his foot in the first round. He was still winning that fight handily imo and despite what the KZ fan club says it was a legit finish. His dismantling of Lamas was a thing of beauty imo and if I were try to explain to someone what perfect prototypical technical MMA striking looks like, that's probably the fight that I'd show them. He literally has no weaknesses in his game imo and is only getting better.

    Then again as we saw last night, this is MMA and anything can happen...I just can't see it happening anytime soon.
     
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  7. Maximum007

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    Nah. I've always felt that Aldo had more tools in his arsenal than Barao, and much more powerful leg kicks. Aldo mixes it up a lot more. Barao has the better gas tank but that's it.

    As for Aldo, his aura dwindled with the WEC. Ever since he's stepped into the UFC, he's been a completely different fighter. He's not as dangerous and destructive. He's become a fighter who loves to play it safe and fades in the later rounds. His fight with Edgar was pretty close. Lamas just wasn't as good as people thought, and he grabbed the cage when Mendes was clearly going to toss him onto his back.

    Only thing last night proved was that team Alpha Male fighters are no joke, but that's something you should already know.

    Anyone who doesn't think Mendes has the tools to beat Aldo in this rematch needs a reality check.

    This proves nothing. I've always believed that Chad is a straight up beast! Dude is not joke. It's just bizarre that he isn't taken seriously against Aldo. Those fighters at Nova Uniao are overrated. I'm actually one of the few people that picked Mendes to beat him in the first fight, and pick Mendes to win the rematch.
     
  8. DanaLovesTito**

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    Frankie Edgar already took that shit from Aldo. Frankie could have gotten the decision in their very close fight but didn't. But Frankie always does better in a rematch. Aldo is going to get whooped like just like BJ, Maynard, and Henderson did in their rematches. And I know that the judges sided with Henderson in the rematch but only a fool would think that Edgar didn't win that fight.
     
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    They don't fight the same at all.
     
  10. Valco

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    Lamas and hominck dominated him late in their fights. Edgar arguably won. Aldo is not as dominant as people claim him to be. Cain, Weidman, MM and Ronda. Have all defended their title without controversial decisions. I wonder if Weidman will still be dominant.
     
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    Its funny how everyone in this thread acts as though having a close fight with Edgar makes Aldo look bad or something because hey, its not like Frankie is one of the best fighters in MMA
     
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    Chad's taking the belt. ALPHA MALE!
     
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    This, I don't think Dillashaw would do as well against Aldo. Barao's striking isn't nearly as technical as Aldo's.
     
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    This is silly stupid, lol. Top 3 worst of the day.
     
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    Aldo could probably be successful at 155, cutting less weight.

    I think the question is does Barao's loss affect Aldo, and I think the answer is in the grey area.

    His "aura" seems to diminish later in fights, such as against Lamas and Hominick.
    I have added nothing new to this thread, but Aldo is the best 145 pounder on the planet.

    Could he lose?
    Yes, he could.

    Will he?
    I really don't know.
    He blasted Mendes out of this world the first time, but this is a new fight.
     
  16. Snoowpy

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    For the standard sherdogtard: yes. For the objective watcher: No, Aldo is Aldo and Barao is Barao.
     
  17. htrd

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    Aldo is probably the most technically skilled fighter in the ufc. he's defense so far is absolute never seen him hurt at any point during is fights so far. he's nothing like bar
     
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    Barao's lose has nothing to do with Aldo's aura.

    But it will be a wake up call for Aldo. I expect he'll fight even better going forward, he won't take Mendes lightly.

    Barao's loss will make Aldo even more focused.
     
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    i hope so, i dont want no brazilian champs left.
     

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