The title of this post would lead you to believe that there isn’t much you can learn by reading the body of the article. You’re probably right. It pretty much gave you the bare essentials of what to tell your friends and co-workers, but there’s so much more to this story that reinforces ballerish Jose Aldo is. That being said, for the dozen of you who actually read what we write, I applaud your curiosity and will reward you with the details of what Jose Aldo told ESPN Brazil.
I do feel devalued, for sure. Every fighter dreams to reach a level where he will make good money. I have other thoughts nowadays – I’ve been around the world, I have a big wide vision about that. At the same time that they give us our business, they could improve it (payment). We bring millions for the company, I’m a very sellable fighter and everybody wants to watch my fights.
We see a lightweight being paid as much as a beginner. We see a heavyweight non-champion and non-title challenger earning a lot more than us. This situation makes us a little sad but I have to keep battling, we can’t lose our focus.
I don’t know, man. We kill ourselves in training, we give the best of us to be there give the people a show, bring records to the UFC. We give everything we have but we don’t get the recognition we deserve. I don’t know what we have to do, if we need to step in there and kill the other guy, I don’t know.
Oh, I’ll also inadvertently make you feel like an inferior human being to Jose Aldo, but you probably already felt that way to begin with. If you didn’t, you should. That’s just the nature of reality.