Dana White hopes "Jose Aldo from the WEC" shows up against Chad Mendes on SaturdayPosted on January 12, 2012, 05:04 PM by Joey Santosus
UFC President Dana White sits down ahead of this Saturday's event to breakdown the Featherweight title clash between division Champion Jose Aldo and challenger Chad Mendes. Among other key points, White discusses Aldo's victory over Faber, as well as the Brazilian's decision to train with two-time Lightweight title contender, Gray Maynard. Photo: Scott Hirano
"People have been waiting to see the old Jose Aldo from the WEC, and hopefully this is his breakthrough fight. He's in his own country, he's fighting to defend his title, it's the first time he's ever, or that weight division, has ever headlined a UFC event. This is a big deal for this guy. Hopefully, this is going to be the fight that's his breakthrough fight and he's going to come out and pull out all the stops and be the Jose Aldo that everyone remembers. All the crazy flying knees and the punishing leg-kicks - all the things that everyone came to love this kid for, hopefully comes out on Saturday night."
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