"The first fight is in the past. We're getting ready for a new fight. We will get there well trained to get another win. It doesn't matter to me if I'm winning in the beginning, middle or the end of the fight. The important thing is keeping the title. That's what I train for. I don't see any problem (with the fence grab). People always find things to say. Every fighter holds the fence once. It happens. I held it once, but he took me down three times and I came right back up. It didn't change the fight. I don't care if he's talking or anyone else is talking. The important thing is that I know what I'm capable of."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight titleholder Jose Aldo does not deny grabbing the fence in his first title bout against Chad Mendes back at UFC 142, but refuses to believe it had any impact on the outcome of the fight. The grab in question stopped a "Money" takedown and allowed "Junior" to land a blistering knee to the dome, which put Mendes out to pasture with one second left in the opening frame (more on that here). The good news is, Aldo will have a chance to prove he can win with or without the fence when they go to war for a second time at the upcoming UFC 176 pay-per-view (PPV) event (details), which was recently made official for Aug. 2, 2014, inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Early predictions?