Jose Aldo made weight on his second attempt at the official UFC 218 weigh-ins on Friday afternoon…
Despite the fact that Jose Aldo was rated as the number one fighter on the UFC’s pound for pound fighter just two years ago, the Brazilian is now seen as the biggest underdog on the UFC 218 card.
Never thought I’d see the day where Jose Aldo is the biggest underdog on a UFC main card. What a ruthless sport.
— Shaheen Al-Shatti (@shaunalshatti) December 1, 2017
Since falling to a Conor McGregor left hand in 13 seconds at UFC 194 in December of 2015, Aldo has won just one single fight and last June, he was defeated in rather comprehensive fashion by Max Holloway at UFC 212. However, after an injury caused Frankie Edgar to withdraw from this weekend’s main event, Aldo has already been granted a highly anticipated rematch.
However, the fight weekend commenced in rather worrying fashion for the Brazilian as he clearly appeared to be in a very bad way at the official weigh-ins.
Failing to make weight on his first attempt, the former 145 lbs champion eventually made weight on his second attempt but it looked like the weight-cut had taken a severe toll on the 31-year-old.
One fighter left to weigh-in — Jose Aldo — and he still has 55 minutes to do so. Everybody else has made weight for #UFC218
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) December 1, 2017
Jose Aldo just weighed in at 146 on first attempt. Towel coming. #UFC218
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) December 1, 2017
— Michael Stets (@Michael_Stets) December 1, 2017
— Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_DStar) December 1, 2017
Jose Aldo looked like he was completely dried out for the weigh in today. Interested to see how this weight cut will effect him tomorrow at #UFC218
— urbanmmablog (@urbanmmablog) December 1, 2017
Aldo misses initially, but with shorts on. Towel comes out, drama averted. We good to go. 145. pic.twitter.com/LZM0QZTmIP
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) December 1, 2017
Aldo makes weight on his second attempt. First try he was 146. He looked a bit out of sorts. Hands on his knees. Gaunt. Dropped his shorts and hit 145. Everyone made weight. 218 is good to go. Thanks for watching, from the potato chip capital of America!
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 1, 2017
why does aldo look different/many years older? just me?
— jeff shearer (@jeff77shearer) December 1, 2017
Skip to the final two minutes in the video below to see Aldo’s weigh-in in full…