Chad Mendes plans to make Jose Aldo "less dangerous" by slowing down the fight at UFC 142Posted on December 19, 2011, 12:10 PM by Joey Santosus
"I’m definitively going to be aggressive, I think that’s one thing that I’m good at: dictating where it goes, where the fight goes. You know, that’s what I’m going to do in this fight and I’m going to try to wear Jose down, to slow him down because he’s very explosive, very fast. I think my game plan is going to be to slow it down. We’re going to make him less dangerous than he is and get that belt. ... If I want to take him to the ground, I’m going to be able to take him to the ground." - For complete interview with Chad Mendes, visit Tatame.com
Unbeaten since his sole career defeat in 2005, reigning Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo currently owns a 13-fight winning streak, with 12 of his 20 professional victories coming by way of knockout. Among those who have attempted to derail the Brazilian, few have succeeded in taking so much as a round from Aldo. So, how does one neutralize such a threat?
According to Chad Mendes, you take away his wheels - which is exactly what the Team Alpha Male product says he is planning to do when he looks to dethrone the champ at UFC 142. A former NCAA wrestling stand-out, Mendes is confident in his ability to take Aldo down at will, and feels that by slowing him down, he'll make the Nova Uniao fighter "less dangerous." But, what do you think LowKick'ers? Does it sound like a winning strategy for "Money," or is the safe bet still on Aldo?
Further Reading: Chad Mendes: I will be looking to put Jose Aldo on his back at UFC 142