ByAmy Kaplan, writer at Creators.co
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Amy Kaplan

Jose Aldo may have said something he shouldn't have this week and looks to be doing some damage control. During a press conference in Brazil he said he had a spy in his last opponents camp.

But today he took to Instagram to clear up what he meant by that.

"Guys now I've become invincible... Nobody can beat me and my spies... Sometimes we aren't taken seriously, and other times we joke around and get taken too seriously, so... let's clarify I've always fought fair. I got to the top through a lot of hard work- both mine and my team's. I am a principled person and fighter. My team is renowned for its development of tough, technical fighters but also for our collective character, and that's what we'll continue to be known for. I'd never do anything that goes against our principles. I fight clean, I fight fair, and I fight tough. When I talked about having spies in Edgar's camp, it was a reference to a comment McGregor made before our fight. It was just a jab. Everyone knows you can't change up your entire strategy on fight week- of course Frankie's strategy was going to be everything that worked for him in our first fight- it was a no-brainer that he would try the same things. As to spies in camp, relax people...my spies are just in your heads. I'm ready for anyone, no spies required. Abraços to all."

It sounds as though Aldo is saying he was kidding and that having a spy is against the principles of MMA.

"My team is renowned for its development of tough, technical fighters but also for our collective character, and that's what we'll continue to be known for. I'd never do anything that goes against our principles. I fight clean, I fight fair, and I fight tough," he wrote.

He also made sure to note that even if he had used a spy he wouldn't have needed the information because he already knew what Edgar was going to do.

"Everyone knows you can't change up your entire strategy on fight week- of course Frankie's strategy was going to be everything that worked for him in our first fight- it was a no-brainer that he would try the same things," he wrote.

Aldo faced Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 where he defeated him to gain the featherweight interim title.

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