Nelson drinking during the fight? So much whining man, I know it was that Sacramento support coming out but Mendes knew he was the inferior fighter last night you could tell in the interview.
*Mendes forced the Nova Uniao standout to bend further than anyone had before -- he landed 85 strikes, 77 of them significant, according to preliminary FightMetric figures -- but never could turn the tide in his favor. Aldo connected on a career-high 102 significant strikes, out-landing the challenger in every round but the fourth. The 28-year-old Brazilian has now won 18 consecutive bouts and remains firmly entrenched at or near the top of virtually every reputable pound-for-pound list.
Good to see Aldo aggressive, I honestly wish all of his fights could just be 3 rounds because then we'd see something special every time.
Dana White seems to lean towards Conor as the next contender.
*During an interview on Fox Sports 2, White said that Conor McGregor would “probably” receive the next title shot with a win over Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night in Boston on Jan. 18.
Sherdog's Matches to Make:
*Jose Aldo vs. Cub Swanson or Conor McGregor: Aldo aced his sternest test to date, as he met the hyper-aggressive Mendes with a steady diet of accurate, power punching combinations. He also stuffed seven of the eight takedown attempts from the Team Alpha Male export, turning their rematch into a kickboxing match. On the feet, Aldo’s quickness, technique and experience prevailed. He has successfully defended the 145-pound title on seven different occasions against a variety of would-be successors, from Mark Hominick and Kenny Florian to Frankie Edgar and Chan Sung Jung. Swanson will meet Edgar in a UFC Fight Night headliner on Nov. 22 in Austin, Texas, and in victory would have the rightful claim as the No. 1 contender. Should Swanson stumble, McGregor would be in prime position to challenge for UFC gold, provided he can take care of business against Dennis Siver on Jan. 18 in Boston.
Aint nobody care to see Phil Davis vs. Anderson the most random thing ever. Nobody want to see Davis hold Anderson down for 15 minutes. Nobody wants to see Anderson waste one of his last fights
Glover's career as a contender appears to be over since he's pretty old already. Dude got washed in every way imaginable by Davis