Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, is looking to do something he hasn’t done in almost five years when he battles Renato Carneiro at the upcoming UFC Fortaleza mixed martial arts (MMA) event on ESPN+, scheduled for Feb. 2 inside Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Win back-to-back fights.
The oddsmakers don’t like his chances, listing Aldo as the betting underdog for their 145-pound affair. “Junior” opened dead even at -120, but money has been coming in and pushed the line to +130 (Aldo) against -150 (Carneiro).
Sorry, but Aldo doesn’t give a shit.
“I couldn’t care less about it,” Aldo told Combate (via Bloody Elbow). “I don’t give a shit. I don’t care about gambling at all. I’m only interested in my training, my team, and my potential to get in there and win my fights.”
I blame these comments.
Aldo (27-4) snapped a two-fight losing streak by stopping Jeremy Stephens at the UFC on FOX 30 event last July. Once considered the greatest featherweight in the entire sport, the 32 year-old Brazilian is just 2-3 over his last five, getting finished in all three losses.
As for Carneiro (13-1-1), he was able to bounce back from the first loss of his professional career, courtesy of a submission loss to Brian Ortega, by putting together back-to-back wins over Calvin Kattar and Cub Swanson.
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