Featherweight title challenger, Chad Mendes recently published a photo of himself wearing a Vasco da Gama t-shirt, Flamengo’s biggest rival, by which team his next rival, Jose Aldo Junior, is crazy about.
The attempt to obtain support in Rio triggered the José Aldo’s wrath.
“He doesn’t know what he is messing with”, said the featherweight champion to UOL Esportes. “He heated the fight, but Just for him. He doesn’t get this rivalry between Vasco and Flamengo. Our fight won’t be a local classic, but Brazil against U.S. A Vasco fans will be with me and Flamengo will be even more against him”, concluded.
After all, Chad is a tough opponent, which guarantees strong emotions for UFC 142 Rio.
Check out the UFC provisional card at HSBC Arena, which confirmed yesterday the presence of Paulo Thiago, Bope’s beast that excited the crowd in August.
UFC 142 Rio
HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
January 14, 2012
José Aldo vs Chad Mendes
Vitor Belfort vs Anthony Johnson
Thiago Tavares vs Sam Stout
Edson Barboza vs Terry Etim
Fabio Maldonado vs Stanislav Nedkov
Erick Silva vs Siyar Bahadurzada
Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares vs Mike Massenzio
Antonio “Pato” Carvalho vs Felipe Arantes “Sertanejo”
Rob Broughton vs Ednaldo Oliveira “Lula”
Paulo Thiago vs Mike Pyle