UFC news Jose Aldo recently announced his retirement from the UFC, just weeks after a unanimous decision to defeat Mehrab Devalishvili at UFC 278. The announcement marks the end of a stellar career for the retired Jose Aldo, not just as a champion. Nearly a decade, but he has still led the way after his early years. After Jose Aldo announced his retirement from MMA, many professional fighters took to social media to send their best wishes to Brazilians. UFC legend, grand mixed martial arts champion and former WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo officially retired from the sport at the age of 36.

Aldo is well renowned for his defensive wrestling manoeuvres combined with leg kicks and hitting in the Muay Thai style. Aldo is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and the Luta livre wrestling technique that originated in Brazil. Since his battle with Mark Hominick, he has also practised Muay Thai with Dutch shoot boxer Andy Souwer. Aldo struggled with poverty as a child and frequently had days with little to no food. Reed Harris, general manager of WEC, says, “They said that whenever Jose showed up at the gym, and Wagnney Fabiano was there, Wagnney would ask Jose, “Have you eaten today or yesterday?” They would fetch him some food if not. He was that impoverished.” Aldo responded to the question of his inspiration during an interview with WEC by saying, “My own preferences. Owning my own home is both my desire and my objective. As I approach achieving my desire, it serves as a greater source of motivation.”

During MMA veteran Jose Aldo’s UFC featherweight run, Aldo competed against the likes of Conor McGregor, Frankie Edgar, former 145lb king Max Holloway, reigning featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, Chad Mendes, Chan Sung Jung, and Ricardo Lamas. Former 145-pound king Max Holloway hailed veteran mixed martial artist Jose Aldo as the king of Rio and invited him to enjoy his retirement. Jose Aldo has confirmed to the UFC that he intends to hang up his gloves even though he still had a fight under his contract.

Although Jose Aldo had to fight for his contract and direct promotion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in January, Aldo decided to retire from MMA. Jose Aldo UFC is said to have negotiated a release from his current contract with the promotion – it was believed there was still a fight in that deal – meaning he could now pursue other opportunities in combat sports. Having previously set a retirement date for Jose Aldo and sparked rumours that he would leave the mark in 2019 to offer him a lot, Aldo signed a new 8-fight contract and upgraded him to his bantamweight.