On Tuesday, UFC Champion Jose Aldo shoved his challenger Chad Mendes at UFC 179’s media day at Maracana Stadium in brazil. Mendes is seen in the video talking trash and that clearly got under Aldo’s skin. You can check it out below:
Aldo (24-1) is the UFC’s second-ranked pound-for-pound fighter. He has won his last 16 fights. He last fought at UFC 169 in February, beating Ricardo Lamas by unanimous decision for the featherweight title.
Mendes is 6-0 in the UFC with a 16-1 overall MMA record and ranked behind only light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones in the organization’s pound-for-pound rankings. He has won his last five fights. The last time he challenged for a UFC title and his last lost was against none other than Jose Aldo via 1st Rd KO back in January of 2012.
UFC 179 goes down Oct. 25 in Rio de Janeiro.