"It does not change much for me personally. All my life I've fought short wrestlers who move well and shoot for my legs. I think that it changes the game plan more so. For [the fight with Erik Koch] we were training for a southpaw kickboxer who sought to keep the fight standing. So we will have to completely change tactics. We'll have to bring smaller guys into camp, and focus more on the ground aspect of the fight, but it'll be fine. That's why we train." -Jose Aldo via Tatame
Jose Aldo looks to switch up training tactics heading into what appears to be the toughest test of his young career. Due to an unfortunate injury to former opponent Erick Koch, the 25-year-old Brazilian must now prepare for a "superfight" against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
It's a fight fans have clamored for for years, but it took Edgar's recent consecutive close decision losses to current lightweight champ Benson Henderson, to finally push the diminutive lightweight down to his more natural weight class of featherweight.
UFC 152 will take place in Aldo's home city of October 13, 2012 at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will feature a stacked main card of American's vs. Brazilians.