Jose Aldo has a little message for Dana White: 'Pound-for-pound rankings are f---ing useless'
Jose Aldo's next move unclear, but trainer fine with Pettis-Melendez matchupThe champion has heard that critique, and offers his rebuttal to Tatame (via MMA Fighting):
"We need to know how to handle the criticism. You dedicate and suffer a lot to showcase your technique and ability, things that few people can do, and some people say you're laying back. It's tough, but I don't care about this. If you lose, no one will remember you, but if you're the champion they will always remember you. I want to keep winning, no matter what. The [pound-for-pound] ranking is fucking useless, and I don't care about it or anything people put on (about it). The best pound-for-pound fighter is (Cain) Velasquez because he beats all of them. If they put him against me, he'd beat me. That's how it works for me. The best is that one that beats everybody. I don't care about the rankings."
Even though fans will seemingly miss out on the highly anticipated bout once again, Aldo’s head coach Andre Pederneiras says he had no idea the fight was scrapped but isn’t too upset about it.
Why? Because “Showtime” was the one who campaigned for the fight in the first place.
“It was Pettis who issued the challenge,” Pederneiras told MMAjunkie. “Aldo accepted and was awaiting a date to be chosen.”
While it’s unfortunate Aldo will have to delay his goal of becoming just the third fighter in UFC history to win belts in two weight classes, Pederneiras doesn’t believe his student will be flustered by this latest development.
“In reality, I just learned about this myself,” Pederneiras told MMAjunkie. “I haven’t talked to Aldo yet, but we’re not worried about it.”