"I’m going for the United States today to get [the new UFC] belt. When I grab it and put it on my waist, than I can call myself the champion. I’m setting a game plan to face Grispi, and I think Grispi deserved it, even because of the fact he beat Mark Hominick. He’s a great fighter and he deserves to be in there with me. We have to be good in all areas like the exchanges, on the takedowns, which is basically wrestling, and the ground game, that is my Jiu-Jitsu. I always specify my trainings in all areas. Since he’s best on the ground, we are working on it".
Two of the sport's best 145-pound warriors will finally collide as newly recognized UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo will defend his title against surging division prospect Josh Grispi at UFC 125: "Resolution" on Jan. 1 in Las Vegas. Will Grispi pull off a "Fluke" upset at the MGM Grand? Or will the Brazilian cement his legacy as the most dominant featherweight in the game today?