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Video: Jose Aldo’s Weight Cut for UFC 129 Was a Total Nightmare


Add this to the list of explanations as to why Jose Aldo nearly fell apart in the last round of his title defense against Mark Hominick. As the above video illustrates, the UFC featherweight champ suffered through the worst weight cut of his career before UFC 129 in April. Aldo’s coach Andre “Dede” Pederneiras explains that Junior had packed on more muscle than he had in the past, and was forced to cut 6.6 more pounds on the day of weigh-ins. Aldo’s training partner Marlon Sandro guides us through the weight cut process, which involves a lot of weight loss cream and a hot bath (“it feels like your skin is melting”).

With 1.1 pounds to go, Aldo mentally breaks down, refusing to cut any more, damn the consequences. The video leaves us hanging for part 2 for some reason, but look, we all know what happened; Aldo made the weight, and showed obvious signs of fatigue in his fight the next day. No matter what happens in his title defense against Kenny Florian at UFC 136 on October 8th, Aldo’s days in the 145-pound division may be numbered.

Related: Five of the Worst Weight Cuts in MMA History


Video: Charles Oliveira Looking to ‘Bring This Victory to Brazil’


Less than two months after his Fight of the Night/no-contest against Nik Lentz, Charles Oliveira will be returning to the Octagon to face Donald Cerrone in the main card of this Sunday’s UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle event, replacing an injured Paul Taylor. Brazilian UFC reporter Paula Sack checked in with the 21-year-old phenom during his preparations in Sao Paulo, which seem to be going pretty well. Cerrone is also coming in on a relatively short turnaround, a little over two months after his decision win over Vagner Rocha at UFC 131. Does ‘Do Bronx’ have a shot at stopping Cowboy’s four-fight win streak?

After the jump: Paula Sack’s Maxim Brazil cover, via Fightlinker.