UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo knows only one way: full-speed ahead, and that’s the pace Aldo plans to use when he steps inside the Octagon next Saturday night against Kenny Florian at UFC 136.
“I do believe that I’m quicker than Florian,” Aldo said. “I also think I’m a much more explosive fighter. Quickness and explosiveness are two of my best weapons. I plan to use both of them to my advantage.”
This will be Aldo’s second defense of his UFC title after the WEC was merged with the organization. “Scarface” has now lost since 2005, winning 12 consecutive bouts, including a decision victory over Mark Hominick earlier this year at UFC 129.
In Florian, Aldo will be facing a man that has been in this position before, as “KenFlo” has fought for the UFC lightweight title twice. Florian is 15-5 in his pro career.
“I like to move forward and that’s not going to be any different against Florian,” Aldo said. “I’m going to go in there and push the pace. I will beat Kenny Florian.”
Aldo-Florian will be one of two championship matches at UFC 136, as Frankie Edgar will also defend his UFC lightweight title against Gray Maynard.