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Jose Aldo says he beat Frankie Edgar with only one arm

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Jose Aldo welcomed Frankie Edgar to the featherweight division back in 2013, defending his title with a unanimous decision victory in Las Vegas. They will rematch at UFC 200, and the Brazilian sees no evolution in his opponent three years and five months later.

"I don’t see evolution in him. He has adapted to the division, but I don’t see an evolution," Aldo said in a recent media scrum in Rio de Janeiro. "He continues doing the same game, same movement. I respect him, but I’m capable of getting there and winning."

Judges Adalaide Byrd, Jeff Collins and Junichiro Kamijo scored the bout 49-46, 48-47 and 49-46 in Aldo’s favor, and he laughs at Edgar for thinking should have taken the victory at UFC 156.

"Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? No way," he said. "I haven’t watched it anymore because I know I easily won that. I won that only with my left arm. I don’t know where he saw that. You can say he won the fifth round and that’s it, but I won the other four. I won, no doubt."

Aldo went 3-1 after beating Edgar, scoring wins over Chan Sung Jung, Ricardo Lamas and Chad Mendes before losing his belt to Conor McGregor. Edgar won five straight since UFC 156, defeating Charles Oliveira, B.J. Penn, Cub Swanson, Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes.

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