courtesy of WEC
From the moment the bell rang, the atmosphere tensed. Jose Aldo and Urijah Faber sized each other up, looking for the opportunity to pounce. Each fighter respected the other's power and skill.
Still, there was no doubt who had the advantage. The 24-year old Jose Aldo, taller, longer and even looking more muscular than Faber, looked sure of himself.
Before the fight started, Aldo had kept to himself. He'd glue his vision to the ground, not making eye contact with Urijah Faber during referee instructions.
But very shortly, Aldo would reveal the look in his face that betrayed his intention to destroy Faber. Like Elvira Hancock (from Scarface, played by Michelle Pfeiffer) had "a look in her eye like she hadn't been f***ed in a year", Aldo showed the hunger of a predator who hadn't devoured a large prey in six months.
Eat Urijah Faber alive Jose Aldo did.
To make a long story short, Aldo bludgeoned Faber's legs limp (a la Matt Hughes chopping Renzo Gracie) with powerful leg kicks. He smashed bricks into Faber's upper torso.
The Brazilian prodigy looked very comfortable boxing, throwing with conviction, and setting up low kicks with this improved handiwork. When Faber tried to grab a hold of him, Jose Aldo simply shoved him away; when Faber tried to hit him, he easily parried or moved away.
Neither did Aldo have trouble controlling The California Kid on the ground. A minute into the fourth round, he knocked Faber down and followed him to the ground. After using a left-handed punch to force Faber into giving up his back, Aldo maneuvered his legs to lock the Sacramento native from behind.
Faber got away, but Aldo simply put him down again halfway into the round and passed guard "like butter". The Amazonian Assassin placed the hometown boy in a mounted crucifix, and pounded and elbowed ceaselessly until the round ended.
The final round brought much of the same. It was also a testament to Urijah Faber's guts and resourcefulness that he was able to finish out the fight under such duress.
But to precocious, poised and brutally efficient Jose Aldo, it was strictly business. Just another step towards martial arts greatness.
"Strictly Business" by EPMD