Jose Aldo Halts Retirement Plans, Signs New UFC Contract

Jose Aldo no longer plans to retire by the end of 2019. Aldo wanted to leave mixed martial arts competition by the end of this year. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight kingpin even flirted with the idea of boxing once he ditc…

Jose Aldo no longer plans to retire by the end of 2019. Aldo wanted to leave mixed martial arts competition by the end of this year. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight kingpin even flirted with the idea of boxing once he ditched the cage. While many believed they’d be saying goodbye to Aldo, […]

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Jose Aldo Postpones Retirement, Signs New Multi-Fight UFC Deal

Jose Aldo initially expected to retire from mixed martial arts (MMA) later on this year. However, those plans seem to have changed. ESPN is reporting that UFC President Dana White has confirmed Aldo signed a new exclusive contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion. Aldo’s coach, Andre Pederneiras, also confirmed that Aldo signed a new eight-fight […]

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Jose Aldo initially expected to retire from mixed martial arts (MMA) later on this year. However, those plans seem to have changed.

ESPN is reporting that UFC President Dana White has confirmed Aldo signed a new exclusive contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion. Aldo’s coach, Andre Pederneiras, also confirmed that Aldo signed a new eight-fight deal prior to his fight with Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237 in May.

The 32-year-old is still competing at a championship level inside of the Octagon. Despite losses to Conor McGregor and Max Holloway, Aldo racked up a two-fight win streak against the likes of Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano – winning both by way of finish. Unfortunately for “Scarface,” he came up short in his last outing against Volkanovski, losing via unanimous decision.

Aldo has been with the UFC since 2011. He was initially the WEC featherweight champion, but was promoted to UFC featherweight champion once Zuffa acquired the promotion. The Brazilian went undefeated in MMA competition for a decade before finally being stopped in 13 seconds by Conor McGregor back in 2015.

Aldo was able to reclaim the featherweight throne by defeating Franking Edgar for the title several months later, only to be defeated by Max Holloway. He is, arguably, the greatest featherweight the sport has ever seen.

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UFC Greenville’s Renato Moicano Reflects On Jose Aldo Defeat

UFC featherweight contender Renato Moicano believes he was too calm in his defeat to Jose Aldo earlier this year. Moicano takes on “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in the main event of UFC Greenville this Saturday. He will be attempting to bounce back from just his second UFC defeat after suffering a second-round TKO […]

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UFC featherweight contender Renato Moicano believes he was too calm in his defeat to Jose Aldo earlier this year.

Moicano takes on “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in the main event of UFC Greenville this Saturday. He will be attempting to bounce back from just his second UFC defeat after suffering a second-round TKO defeat to Aldo at UFC Fortaleza in February.

Despite a loss and what he feels was an early stoppage, the Brazilian took the positives from the experience:

“Life is so wonderful that it shows you the right path to go, and sometimes having to take a step back helps you a lot,” Moicano told MMA Fighting recently. “Jose Aldo is someone I respect a lot, I have no shame in admitting that he’s my idol, but that fight showed me I can stand with him and the best fighters.”

Moicano Lacked Focus

Aldo is a legend of the sport, and facing him meant a lot more eyeballs and attention on Moicano. He claims it got to the point where people spoke to him all the time and predicted he would emerge victorious. That, ultimately, might have led to his downfall:

“I got a lot of attention from fans, people coming to talk to me all the time, and maybe I didn’t handle that really well,” Moicano explained. “People saying I was going to beat Jose Aldo, maybe I let that carry myself too much and didn’t dedicate to the big task I had ahead of me, which was beating Jose Aldo.

“I should have gotten more focused. I was fighting in Brazil and everybody talking about me being the betting favorite. I was too calm in there, and we can’t underestimate someone like Jose Aldo, a knockout artist, the best featherweight of all times. I’ve learned that we have to be the same way, no matter who we’re fighting.

“This is our life. It’s kill or be killed. A loss means a lot, a win means a lot. A loss means many steps back and no one cares about you. If you win, you’re good. If you lose, you’re bad. I’ve learned to stay focused on myself and not think about others.”

Moicano will be able to show what he’s learned from his defeat to Aldo against Jung in what promises to be a fan-friendly fight this weekend. The 30-year-old isn’t stopping short in selling the fight either:

“It’s going to be a great five-round fight and I’m working hard to do my best,” Moicano added. “I believe it’s gonna be the fight of the year.”

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Jose Aldo’s Coach Favors Frankie Edgar Over Max Holloway

Jose Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras believes Frankie Edgar will emerge victorious over Max Holloway. Edgar will finally challenge Holloway for the featherweight title at UFC 240 which takes place July 27 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Pederneiras has helped prepare Aldo for both competitors twice each, and believes “The Answer” will come out on top. “I […]

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Jose Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras believes Frankie Edgar will emerge victorious over Max Holloway.

Edgar will finally challenge Holloway for the featherweight title at UFC 240 which takes place July 27 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Pederneiras has helped prepare Aldo for both competitors twice each, and believes “The Answer” will come out on top.

“I think Edgar will beat Holloway,” he told Combate (via Bloody Elbow). “Frankie moves around a lot, and Max, although, he keeps constant pressure, he is not a one-punch knockout kind of guy, so that makes it difficult.

“Besides, Edgar is good at taking people down, I think he will keep a short distance, will thrown in some takedowns and touch Holloway a lot. A Frankie win favors Aldo.”

Edgar Win Benefits Aldo

It’s not surprising that Pederneiras has chosen Edgar. Aldo successfully defended his featherweight title against him twice. However, the Brazilian was unable to prevent himself getting finished by Holloway twice.

With a new champion, especially one that Aldo has beaten before convincingly, he will get a chance at regaining his title.

But having lost to Alexander Volkanovski earlier this month, it seems unlikely that Aldo would get to skip over him, especially with the Aussie already p*ssed off at not receiving the next crack.

However, crazier things have happened in the UFC.

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Alex Volkanovski Explains What The Key Was To Beating Jose Aldo

Alex Volkanovski has detailed what the key was to his victory over Jose Aldo. Earlier this month, Volkanovski did battle with Jose Aldo on the main card of UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “The Great” became just the third man to get a vi…

Alex Volkanovski has detailed what the key was to his victory over Jose Aldo. Earlier this month, Volkanovski did battle with Jose Aldo on the main card of UFC 237 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “The Great” became just the third man to get a victory over Aldo under the UFC banner. He picked up […]

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