Jose Aldo’s camp turned down Kenny Florian because ‘he wasn’t worth it’

Imagine what the entire field of science would know if their experience about our world was only limited to Jose Aldo’s left knee. Text books would be made about the exact trajectory required to do this to another human being. Our kids would grow up to be violent psychopaths and nothing would be accomplished in society. The political system would diminish and all gubernatorial debates would ultimately result in a one-on-one ‘knee-joust’ contest. World peace would be achieved in a year because everyone will soon realize that getting a knee to the head friggin’ sucks.

Jose Aldo’s camp turned down a potential fight with Kenny Florian not because Aldo needed to reload his knees with whatever strange and exotic explosive substance they’re filled with, but it seemed like Florian just wasn’t that big of a name for him.

“When they said it’d be Kenny Florian, it’s not that he’s not a tough guy, I think he’s an excellent athlete, but he’s coming from a bad result and, unfortunately for him, he was never UFC’s champion, and now he’s not even on the top 10 pound by pound, so I couldn’t see why this fight should happen. Who turned the proposal down was me, and nobody else. Aldo wanted to fight, but who turned it down was me because I understand this fight wouldn’t bring any benefit to him, independently that Kenny Florian is a great fighter or not.”

“If they have offered Sean Sherk, on a similar situation, maybe I’d have accepted, it was more likely. He was a guy coming from a win and he once was the champion of the event, so we declined the offer because of that. It wasn’t because we were afraid of the other guy, it was because I thought it wasn’t worth it. Junior is a very young guy and he’ll get heavier naturally, we don’t need to force anything. On the following week, it turned out he was UFC’s champion on the division below, so it was even better.”

It’s important to note that it was Jose Aldo’s camp that turned down the fight, not Jose Aldo himself. I’m sure Aldo wouldn’t have a problem with fighting any human being (past or present) that ever stepped foot on this planet. Jose Aldo vs. Genghis Khan would have been sick. With six-months of sprawl training, Khan would have been a beast in the lightweight division. [Source]

Published on November 6, 2010 at 4:27 pm
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