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Aldo proved his worth in '09

Originally Published: January 15, 2010
By Brian Knapp | Sherdog.com

He entered 2009 as somewhat of an unknown commodity, a talented but unproven blue-chip prospect with a seemingly limitless ceiling.

Jose Aldo left 2009 as the world's premier featherweight. A lot can change in 12 months.

Aldo, Sherdog's Fighter of the Year for 2009, won all four of his fights and punctuated his light-speed run to the top by trouncing Mike Thomas Brown to become World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight champion at WEC 44 in November. A winner ...

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