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7 clips that explain why Jose Aldo is ranked as the best fighter in the UFC

Here’s what awaits Conor McGregor in 11 days’ time.

JOSE ALDO PUTS his ranking as the pound-for-pound best fighter in the UFC on the line when he takes on Conor McGregor in a featherweight title unification bout at UFC 194 in Las Vegas a week from Saturday.

Aldo overtook Jon Jones at the summit of the rankings following the latter’s temporary suspension earlier this year. Here are some of the reasons why he’s at the top:

His leg-kicks are ferocious…

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But they’re not the only kicks in his arsenal…

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His hands aren’t bad either…

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His knees have brought him several big KO wins…

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His takedown defence is second to none…

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But he’s also capable of taking the fight to the mat if necessary…

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And his combinations are a joy to watch…

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In summary, he’s pretty decent at this MMA stuff… but so is Conor McGregor. Eleven days and counting…

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