Gallery Photos: Best of Jose Aldo view 12 images Ask the UFC’s former featherweight champion Jose Aldo anything that has to do with career plans, and you’ll frequently get a variation of the same answer: You’ll have to ask “Dede.” “Dede,” of course, is Andre Pederneiras, Nova Uniao founder and Aldo’s (27-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) longtime manager as well as head coach. So, that’s just what we, along with other Brazilian media members, did: During the inauguration of Aldo’s most recent social project in Rio de Janeiro last Friday, we asked Pederneiras a number of questions related to Aldo’s career – from how his ultimately victorious UFC on FOX 29 meeting with Jeremy Stephens came to be, to whether he believes Aldo is really set on retiring after the remaining three fights of his UFC contract are done. Pederneiras also revealed the fight that, given a choice, he’d most like for his pupil to have – spoiler: it’s Conor McGregor – and talked about another one of his fighters: women’s bantamweight standout Ketlen Vieira (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who’s now set to meet former Invicta FC champ Tonya Evinger at UFC Fight Night 133. Check out the full chat below: Q: Aldo is not one to let things show too much, but we know he was going through a bit of a rough stretch with the losses. How meaningful do you think that win, the way it happened, was for him?

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Mindset, retirement and ‘perfect’ win: Coach Andre Pederneiras talks all things Jose Aldo – MMA Junkie

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