This Is CineMMA, ‘Mais Forte que o Mundo’: Is this even a Jose Aldo movie?

Jose Aldo is one of the greatest fighters in UFC history. You think you know his story? Think again!

On this episode of This is CineMMA, the MMA Fighting movie review crew gets in touch with their feelings as we follow Aldo’s heart-wrenching journey from Brazilian bad boy to MMA legend in the 2016 biopic Mais Forte que o Mundo a.k.a. Stronger than the World. Some… interesting choices are made, with Aldo (José Loreto) shown rising through the ranks in the fighting world while battling demons outside of the cage. If this sounds more like a telenovela than a martial arts film, then this might be just what you’re looking for.

Ahead of Aldo’s return at UFC 301, Alexander K. Lee, Jed Meshew, E. Casey Leydon, and special guest Guilherme Cruz try to make sense of a sometimes baffling narrative, separate fact from fiction, and point out how easy it would be to improve this movie.

Is this even about Jose Aldo? Why is it missing some of his most famous moments? And is lumber-bashing a real hobby in Brazil?

(Leg) kick back and chill with us for the answers to these questions and more.

New episodes of the This is CineMMA show come out weekly and are available to watch on YouTube, and in podcast form on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever else you find your favorite podcasts. This week’s episode can be heard below.

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