When you are a UFC champion, many consider you the best in the world at your respective weight class. Jose Aldo is one of those elite, as the youngster currently holds the UFC featherweight title and is mentioned amongst the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.
That doesn’t mean, however, that “Scarface” has just rested on his past success, especially with a title defense against Kenny Florian set for Saturday night at UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III. This will be Aldo’s second defense, as he successfully defeated Mark Hominick earlier this year in his UFC debut.
For this training camp, Aldo added swimming to his extensive workout routine, saying in a recent interview with UFC.com, “The only alteration this time was that I started swimming. I am focused on what I can do well in training and I emulate it in the fight. I need to be well-prepared, that’s it.”
In Florian, Aldo will be going up against a man who has twice fought for the UFC lightweight title and will be just as big come fight night as the champ himself.
“He said that he can impose his age and experience on me inside the UFC,” Aldo said. “He fought well at 145 as well as at 155, so he didn’t feel the difference. But this is the moment of truth. I’ll try to make a very explosive fight and we’ll see what happens.”