“See me as a meal ticket, but I’m no lunch line.”—Big Sean, Rapper
Earlier today it was announced that current UFC Featherweight Champion, Jose Aldo, finally decided to part ways (I prefer the word “dumped”) with his long-time MMA management team, Tough Media Inc., which as many MMA fans already know, consists of two main founders—Ed Soares and Jorge Guimaraes (aka “Joinha”).
No doubt, this has got to come as a tremendous blow to both Soares and Guimaraes, as this is now the second time in only seven months that they have lost one of their superstar “UFC Champion” clients...sorry...I meant, “family members.”
The most ironic part of the story?
The fact that Aldo decided to retain the management services of Brazilian coach and training legend, Andre Pederneiras (pictured above with former WEC fighter, Will Ribeiro), who coincidentally was the only one who actually stuck by Ribeiro’s side after his career-ending motorcycle accident, thus becoming like a father-figure to Will and his family when so many others walked away and disappeared from Will’s life forever.
“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”
If you ask me, Aldo made the right move.
The plot thickens.
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