by MMAWeekly.com Staff
Jose Aldo, 23, came from humble beginnings, but on Wednesday
night at WEC 44 showed the world his championship caliber.
After an early career spent living on his gym’s floor in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil, Aldo rose to the world’s biggest stage for lighter-weight
fighters and took just over six minutes to take the WEC featherweight belt from
And though many expected Aldo to come out of the gate with
guns blazing, he slowly and methodically dismantled the American Top Team
fighter with aggressive striking and defensive grappling.
Aldo said patience was part of the plan.
“I trained very hard for (Brown) and I did come very
said in a video interview with MMAWeekly.com. “I knew at some moment that I
would be able to capitalize standing or on the ground, whatever… since the
beginning, I knew I was going to win.”