Being a soccer fan, José Aldo (21-1) hopes to one day fight at the Maracanã Stadium in his home country of Brazil. The stadium is currently closed for renovation. Once it reopens in 2013, it will hold around 85,000 fans and is going be one of the venues for the 2016 Olympics.
Aldo referred to it as the “biggest stadium in the world” recently on TATAME.com. If that day comes, Aldo knows he must first get past his next challenger Frankie Edgar (14-3-1).
“Only God knows what the future holds,” said Aldo. “First of all I’m focused on defending my title, but in case this possibility is confirmed, it’s a dream I have to fight here.”
Edgar replaced Erik Koch (13-1), who was forced to pull out of the fight with an injury in late August.
“I’m doing a great preparation,” said Aldo. “Of course we gotta change some things in our game plan, but I’m training hard and feeling great.”
Aldo vs. Edgar takes place at UFC 153 from the HSBC Arena in Brazil.