Speaking with Combate, Aldo explains that while he recognizes the downside of performance enhancing drugs in fighting, he can certainly see where exceptions could be made.
"From a sportive standpoint, we try to look it with good eyes," said Aldo. "I don't see any problems. If you have problems, you need to take more things because the doctor prescribed, that's fine. Nobody stays young forever. However, if you try to take advantage with that, then I think it's unfair with those who fight clean.
"But if you test in every sport, only a few would test clean, 100 percent healthy, that only train and eat rice and beans. That doesn't exist. If you go see the Olympics, several athletes said they were using something and there was no campaign (to stop it) until they retire."
Aldo doesn't believe he's fought a PED user in his career, but he says he wouldn't hold it against them, either.
"It's bad for the sport in one side, and I don't see problems with that on the other side," Aldo said of PEDs. "I never doubted anyone who fought me, I only think about me, in my training and doing my best in there. If the fighter is on something or not, I don't see any problems.
"I won't crucify the guy because he's juiced or not. It doesn't change anything for me. What interferes for me is my training, my team, doing my best and winning the fight. the same punch I threw on the clean fighter, I drew on the juiced fighter."
Set to face No. 1 contender Conor McGregor July 11 at UFC 189 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Aldo says he's starting to embrace being more vocal.
"I starting to like this," Aldo said of stepping up the talk. "We have to talk a little trash to sell fights, talk more, because we know we will profit more from that. It's important. It's great for me, for [McGregor] and the UFC that this fight happens because of the money.
"Everybody wins. But if you talk about rankings, I don't think he deserves because they create the rankings for that. But those rankings never meant s**t anyway, nobody f***ing follows it, so that's great for me because of the money."
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Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) February 26, 2015
Thank you for all the support. Do NOT miss this fight. It is my warmup before the bare knuckle fight later this summer. God bless.— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) February 26, 2015
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Blue and black or white and gold?!— James Krause (@TheJamesKrause) February 27, 2015
This whole dress thing is driving me nuts! It's whatever color combo you want it to be. Either with the shadow or without lol come on man!— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) February 27, 2015
What the fuck is the deal with the dress? What is everyone all worked up about? It's just an ugly dress.— Lauren Murphy (@LaurenMurphyMMA) February 27, 2015
What colour is this dress? pic.twitter.com/0WnFS9XeFK— Cathal Pendred (@PendredMMA) February 26, 2015
I don't give a fuck what color that dress is.— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) February 27, 2015
Ricardo Lamas (@RicardoLamasMMA) February 26, 2015
I just watched a llama chase and it was the best thing I've seen in 2015.— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) February 26, 2015
This Week in Struggle.
Nothin will give you a case of the mondays like having to pick your mom up from jail first thing in morning.....— DaMarques Johnson (@DaMarques_UFC) February 23, 2015
First time signing this pic for a fan. Haha pic.twitter.com/gCWnHB65Tv— Dan Henderson (@danhendo) February 24, 2015
Inhaled so many fumes cleaning the mold out of the shower. Prob just killed more brain cells than last three fights put together— Peggy Morgan (@peggymorganmma) February 23, 2015
I find my eyes wondering at the breakfast buffet like Tiger Woods at the AVN Awards. Like which one of you is going to get it on Saturday.— James Krause (@TheJamesKrause) February 26, 2015
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Cain Velasquez (@cainmma) February 23, 2015
Man on the plane ahead of me reached for his bag and straight up elbowed me in the face. Nobody saw. Hahahaha— Julie Kedzie (@julesk_fighter) February 23, 2015
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I always swell up like an elephant after a fight for a few days. Literally, my entire body is swollen. Weird stuff— Cody Gibson (@TheRenegade559) February 26, 2015
Dont u hate when u take a long , Eat & drink some ☕️ & then u have 2 Why didnt u come B4! ... https://t.co/Vh2rC9r321— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) February 26, 2015
Alone again Sim, só eu malho esse horário pelo visto! https://t.co/XRfzWGXML1— Jhenny Andrade UFC (@jhennyandrade10) February 26, 2015
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FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via tigerlee.
While most of the best talent is under the UFC banner and Bellator and WSOF have seemed scooped up the rest, there is still plenty of talent yet to be signed by the top promotions of the MMA food chain. These are not necessarily 'free agents' or even prospects, they are top 15-30 ranked fighters who are navigating the nebulous seas of regional and international fight promotion for whatever reason. Yet these are names you are most likely to see signed by top promotions in the near future more so than any of the other 'Outsider' posts; most are young, they are all prospects, and the promotions will have ample room and turnover for roster additions.
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