José Aldo’s thoughts on the man after his belt

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Jose Aldo. Photo: Josh Hedges

Featured in the current issue of GRACIEMAG now on newsstands, in bookstores and academies around the world, WEC featherweight champion José Aldo reveals what he learnt from competing against four-time world champion Rubens Charles Cobrinha during his days in Jiu-Jitsu, and how the cold and sometimes frightening nights he spent sleeping in the academy help forge the determined mind of a champion.

It hasn’t yet been officially announced, but Aldo’s next adversary is likely Manny Gamburyan, who is coming off an impressive win over former champion Mike Brown. Foreseeing the matchup, NOCAUTE magazine, Gracie Publishing’s MMA publication, reveals what the black belt thinks of his likely opponent.

“He’s a good fighter, a judoka with strong wrestling. He has heavy hands, too,” says Aldo, who didn’t expect Gamburyan to beat Mike Brown.

“It was a surprise to me; I didn’t figure he’d beat Mike Brown. I feel Mike has better wrestling, grappling and boxing than Manny. But he landed the punch and ended the fight.”

Aldo in his title-winning fight with Mike Brown. Photo: Josh Hedges

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