Aldo, Ronaldo Talk Sonnen

By Marcelo Alonso Jan 24, 2012
Jose Aldo will soon add “father” to his list of titles.

Appearing on Monday’s edition of “Bem, Amigos!” from popular Brazilian sports station SporTV, the UFC featherweight champion revealed that his wife, Vivianne, is three months pregnant. But a new baby isn’t the only thing that will be keeping the 25-year-old busy in 2012. Though Aldo may not appear on the UFC’s June card in Sao Paulo, he is expecting to defend his belt twice more before the close of the year.

“This year, I must have two more fights, probably one in the middle of the year and another at the end,” revealed the Nova Uniao fighter, without naming any potential contender.

Alongside Aldo on the program was retired Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldo, a part owner of sports marketing firm 9ine. Ronaldo discussed one of his company’s high-profile clients, UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva, and said that “The Spider” will be ready to answer all taunts from constant antagonist Chael Sonnen come June.

“I’m sure Anderson will be pretty motivated to beat him up,” Ronaldo said. “This guy did a lot of trash talking. Anderson told me he’s wild about fighting him again, but this time, he won’t make [Sonnen] submit. He will wait for him to stand up and make this guy suffer.”

For his part, Aldo offered his own insight into the Silva-Sonnen situation.

“He has this way of marketing by talking a lot,” Aldo said of the American. “Some fighters need that kind of attitude. I’d already been in the U.S. by the time he fought Anderson. I saw him doing a lot of trash talking in the morning and calling Anderson’s manager [Ed Soares] at night, to apologize.”

Pictured: Vivianne and Jose Aldo, announcer Galvao Bueno, reporter Ana Hissa and trainer Andre Pederneiras. Photo courtesy @AnaHissa


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