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AMAZONAS, Brazil (CAP) - Vivianne Aldo, wife of Ultimate Fighting Championship Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, has come before the media to express her frustration with the predictable nature of her husband's conversation.
"Listen, I'm a martial artist myself. This is how I met Jose," explained Mrs. Aldo to CAP News through a translator. "But his obsession goes beyond the gym and the cage."
Jose, known commonly by the moniker Scarface, rose to fame as WEC's final featherweight champion before the promotion was integrated into the UFC in 2010. The intimidating Brazilian carries with him an impressive 21-1 record, including his current 14 fight winning streak.
"It is true that my husband is the champion," continued Mrs. Aldo. "He is probably the greatest fighter in the world. But it is very difficult to be around someone who speaks almost entirely about one topic."
A purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jistu herself, Vivianne Aldo said that she can relate to her husband's focus on training and competition.
"These things," she explained. "These are normal topics of discussion among athletes. But Jose is different. He only wants to talk about leg kicks. In Jiu-Jitsu, there are no leg kicks. No strikes of any kind. It is hard to relate, you know?"
In the sport of mixed-martial arts, opponents are free to exercise different techniques in the heat of battle. The leg kick, a maneuver in which a fighter literally kicks the leg of his or her opponent, has become a staple of the sport.
"It is a strong technique, I can not deny," added the disheartened Mrs. Aldo. "But to discuss it at every opportunity - I cannot understand it. We could talk about the guillotine choke. Or perhaps takedown defense. Or the proper jab. Or, I could keep going for hours, just naming topics that should interest him."
Scarface Aldo has earned a reputation in his division as having especially potent leg kicks. Challengers to the champion concede that they must train specifically to defend that technique.
"They hurt bad," confesses Urijah Faber, who famously lost his WEC championship belt to Aldo in a brutal one-sided affair that saw Faber's legs swollen and grotesquely bruised. "You could tell that he focuses on that move."
"It wouldn't be so bad if he only brought up the kicks when we were already discussing the sport," concluded the champion's irritated spouse. "Or when we were already discussing striking. But he brings it up at all times. When we are trying to be intimate, he will often stop in the midst of love and explain to me the the leg must be used as a whip for the technique to work effectively.
"Jose, I love you, but I know that already," added Mrs. Aldo. "You've told me five thousand times. Please, let's talk about something else now."
Attempts to reached Jose Aldo for a response to his wife's public disclosure were unsuccessful, as Aldo was caught up in training at the Nova Uniao gym, preparing for his upcoming title defense.
When CAP News contacted the gym, representatives of the training camp explained that Aldo could not be bothered with interviews because he was "training his kicks."
LAS VEGAS (CAP) - O.J. Simpson is back in court again today seeking a retrial of his 2008 conviction for robbery and kidnapping and says if granted, this time he'll plead guilty and save the state the cost of a new trial.
"The way I figure it, judges are a lot more lenient when you admit your guilt and say you're sorry," Simpson told reporters. "So hopefully with a new trial I can get off with time served and put this whole nonsense behind me.
"Besides, I can't look for the real killer of Nicole and Ron if I'm all cooped up behind bars," he noted.
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"With the loss of so many key players, we needed to think outside the box to get that $10 billion in payroll back on the field as soon as possible," said General Manager Brian Cashman. "I once saw him heal a cripple with just a roll of gauze and a wooden fence post.
"No, wait, maybe that was MacGuyver," he added after a pause. "And if there are any gays in the clubhouse, he can cure their homosexuality. This guy does it all."
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