Jose Aldo is set to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 194 in a featherweight title unification bout and is doing everything he can do be on top of his game in this fight. So much so that he brought in two-time K-1 Max champion Andy Souwer to help him with his striking.
Souwer explained in a recent interview with MMA Plus that he believes this will be the last time we see Aldo fight.
“To be honest, yeah I think. Yeah, I think so, I think he’s done with it. And ready. I will agree,” Souwer said. “Whatever he is thinking, it’s his decision. But I think it will be good for him.”
Souwer would go on to say that the training was hard, but fun. He stated that Aldo is very determined for this fight and is on point for the fight.
“The training was hard but fun, I never saw him like this before,” said the Dutch. “Because I always saw him a little bit, almost stubborn, but, this time, I don’t know what happened he has a big smile. Almost every fight, every preparation that I help him, he is always in the first two rounds, he is okay, he’s good, and then slows down, we also could see that in his fights, but, for now, six rounds, six minutes, he’s f*cking the guys up.”
When asked about how he sees the fight ending? It’s simple, Souwer predicts McGregor “will go to sleep” at UFC 194. Souwer feels that Aldo winning at UFC 194 would be a fairytale.
“Jose Aldo is the pound-for-pound fighter in this weight class, and he will succeed this time also,” Souwer said. “It will be a fairytale story, of course, but I’ll go for it.”
You can watch the interview here.
Aldo (25-1) is currently on a 22-fight winning streak.
UFC 194 takes place on December 12th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. This event will air on pay-per-view, FOX Sports 1, and UFC Fight Pass.
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