Jose Aldo retires from MMA, released from UFC contract
MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz confirmed with sources with knowledge of the news that the two-time
UFC featherweight champion and current bantamweight contender has retired from MMA competition,
putting a bow on an 18-year career that saw him earn a reputation as one of the greatest fighters in combat sports history. Combate was first to report the news.,
Aldo (31-8) is widely regarded as the greatest featherweight fighter of all time as well as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters to ever step into the cage
He won 25 of his first 26 pro bouts, with numerous highlight-reel knockouts and dominant decisions among those victories.
MMA Fighting also confirmed that Aldo’s team negotiated a release from his UFC contract with one bout remaining
meaning that he is free to pursue an oft-discussed move to boxing or other combat sports opportunities.
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