There’s a popular story about Jose Aldo that says when he started his MMA training in Brazil, training partner and former IFL featherweight champion Wagnney Fabiano would frequently ask him if he had eaten anything in the past few days. When Aldo would say “No” it was assumed he was too poor to eat, and Fabiano would interrupt his own training to get Aldo some food. Upon hearing this for the first time, I had a newfound respect for the selfless humanitarianism shown by Fabiano. That is, until I realized that it was all just a mistake.
While most people absorb nutrients through the small intestine, Aldo absorbs them from his victims through his shins and knees as a sort of exo-catabolysis. We’ll get to see this made up (but awesome) biological process in just a few months, as he is slated to defend his title at UFC 125 against Josh Grispi; a man who has only seen round two once in his 15 professional fights, and has finished all his opponents in the WEC in under 10 minutes.
Jose Aldo doesn’t want to be fed – Jose Aldo wants to hunt.