Jose Aldo Looking For ‘Payback’ On Team Alpha Male For Picture Mocking Renan Barão

Prior to losing the UFC bantamweight title to T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 173, Renan Barão was among talk of being the best 135-pound champion of all time and one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world.

Then came his loss to Dillashaw and everybody began to wonder what had gone wrong for the dominant champion. Well, according to Barão’s training partner, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, it was all down to him underestimating “The Viper”:

“Renan was well prepared, and of course that (Dillashaw) was also well trained, but Dillashaw surprised him,” Aldo said in an interview with radio show No Mundo da Luta (via MMAFighting). “Barao could have been better physically, mentally, everything, but he didn’t expect the way Dillashaw fought.

Let’s say Barao was more relaxed than the other fight, he thought he would get in there as the champion, throw a punch and get the knockout,” he continued. “He didn’t have his feet on the ground, a good head.”

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Unfortunately for the Brazilian, things never went down like that and he was battered for twenty minutes before getting knocked in round five by Dillashaw.

Just a few days after Dillashaw’s jaw-dropping win, a picture was uploaded to Team Alpha Male’s Instagram page which listed names signing up for a Muay Thai seminar with Duane Ludwig. At the bottom of the list was Renan Barão, now crossed out. Checkout the photo below from the camp’s page:

As you can imagine, Aldo wasn’t too happy with the picture….

“By their logic, how many times would we have to sign Urijah Faber in a MMA seminar at Nova Uniao?” Aldo said.

“We always defeat them, Faber always lost to us and we never did that. We always respected them. We always tried to help them, like when they came here to the gym. We never disrespected them. But it’s cool. Let’s be patient, we will meet again. I have a fight coming up with Chad (Mendes), and Barao, God willing, will fight Dillashaw again and we will get the payback.”

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Aldo has a point. Joke or not, it’s still quite disrespectful to Barão and very unsportsmanlike of the camp. What do you guys think?