Jeremy Stephens has moved past his recent spat with Brian Ortega and is focused on wiping the floor with Jose Aldo at next week’s UFC on FOX 30 event in Calgary, Canada.
Stephens, who will look to earn the biggest of win of his career at UFC Calgary, plans to take Aldo’s ‘soul’ and expose the former featherweight champion as being one dimensional.
“This guy, he’s stayed the same,” Stephens said in a recent interview with Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole, per MMA Mania’s Dan Hiergesell. “Conor’s taken his head, Max took his heart, I’m gonna take his soul.
“I mean, look at his face. It’s droopin’. He’s been in a lot of wars. He’s been in a lot of fights. The guy’s got a lot of damage. Not only that, just the training camps that he’s had. And I’ll get my chance to expose him, and I’ll do exactly what I said.”
Aldo certainly has a lot of mileage on the clock, having competed professionally since 2004. But the Brazilian fan favorite has only lost to the crème de la crème of the featherweight division, losing only to Conor McGregor and Max ‘Blessed’ Holloway in his 7+ years of title fights in the UFC.
‘Lil Heathen’ is talking a good game ahead of his co-headlining bout with ‘Scarface’, and the knockout artist plans to back it all up on July 28.
“I’m not saying things to lie. These are facts. These are pure facts. Check it out, after July 28th, we’ll be talking about it again. You’ll be like, damn, he was right. I’m gonna expose this dude.”
UFC on FOX: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 takes place next Saturday, July 28 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.