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Frankie Edgar’s Coach Responds to Jose Aldo’s Spy Claim, Admits he “Failed” Fighter

Kelsey Mowatt

Frankie Edgar

Jose Aldo recently raised thousands of eyebrows by claiming he had spies monitoring Frankie Edgar leading up to their UFC 200 scrap, but the latter’s coach says none of that matters…

Aldo out struck Edgar in their July 9th rematch, and went on to record his second, unanimous decision win over the former lightweight champ. Since Aldo through hardly any of his vaunted leg kicks during the bout, the interim featherweight champ was recently asked why. The Brazilian star told the media that he had spies watching Edgar train, and that they knew the latter was planning to initiate takedowns off of his kicks.

Well, Edgar’s head coach, Mark Henry, spoke with MMA Fighting.com following Aldo’s claim. Here is some of what the renowned striking expert had to say about Aldo’s comments and the fight:

“I don’t care,” Mark Henry said. “I couldn’t care less. I think we should have been able to adjust anyway.

“I still haven’t seen it,” Henry added later in the story. “I won’t watch it unless Frankie fights him again. I just messed up. I failed Frankie. That is my honest opinion.”

Wow. You have to respect Henry for saying that. Of course, we don’t really know if Aldo was serious. The champ and his team may have just known that Edgar would be looking to counter kicks with takedowns, so they just went with his boxing.

When you consider how vicious of a loss Aldo was coming back from (a 13 second KO at the left hand of Conor McGregor),  it was a very impressive performance.

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