Issues are getting spicy for Jose Aldo’s extremely anticipated return to the cage.

The previous UFC and WEC featherweight champion had a heated faceoff along with his opponent, Jonathan Martinez, at Wednesday’s UFC 301 media day. It was their first staredown of struggle week, and it was a great one, forcing safety to step in earlier than issues may escalate any additional.

You possibly can watch their heated faceoff within the video above.


Aldo (31-8 MMA, 13-7 UFC) takes on Martinez (19-4 MMA, 10-3 UFC) in a bantamweight bout within the co-main occasion of UFC 301, which takes place Saturday at Rio Area in Rio de Janeiro. That is Aldo’s first struggle since retiring from MMA in 2022.

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