Jose Aldo Reveals Plans For MMA Retirement

Jose Aldo’s mixed martial arts (MMA) career is beginning to wind down. The Brazilian MMA legend only has a few fights left before he hangs up his gloves for good. Aldo recently spoke at a media day in Rio de Janeiro. “Scarface” revealed that he plans on fighting three more times this year before retiring […]

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Jose Aldo’s mixed martial arts (MMA) career is beginning to wind down.

The Brazilian MMA legend only has a few fights left before he hangs up his gloves for good. Aldo recently spoke at a media day in Rio de Janeiro. “Scarface” revealed that he plans on fighting three more times this year before retiring (via MMA Fighting):

“I want to end my career here in Brazil. That’s what we have planned,” Aldo said. “I want to do these three fights… I’ll fight in Fortaleza now, and I’m already negotiating my next one for May (UFC 237), if I’m not mistaken in Curitiba, and then finish it in the second semester, which I know will have another event in Brazil.”

Aldo’s longtime coach and manager Andre Pederneiras revealed that they asked the UFC to put Aldo’s remaining three fights in Brazil so he can retire in his home country:

“We asked them to complete Aldo’s contract fighting in Brazil so he could give the final three fights of his career to the Brazilian fans here,” Pederneiras said.

“That’s his will, that’s what he asked Dana (White), and apparently that’s what’s going to happen.”

The first of those three fights will go down early next month (Sat. February 2, 2019). Aldo will face rising 145-pound contender and fellow countryman Renato Moicano. The pair will co-main event UFC on ESPN+ 2 from the Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil. Aldo recently picked up his first win since July 2016.

He finished Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FOX 30 last July. Perhaps now Aldo can rack up another win streak and exit the UFC with a title opportunity.

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Joanne Calderwood Focused on Flyweight Title Shot, No Plans to Return to Strawweight

Joanne Calderwood always wanted to be UFC strawweight champion and that may have been the itch she shouldn’t couldn’t scratch when asked about returning to her old stomping grounds. The Scottish contender joined the UFC as a 115-pound competitor on ‘Th…

Joanne Calderwood always wanted to be UFC strawweight champion and that may have been the itch she shouldn’t couldn’t scratch when asked about returning to her old stomping grounds. The Scottish contender joined the UFC as a 115-pound competitor on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ season that helped crown the first ever strawweight champion. Lately, Calderwood has […]

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Jose Aldo Plans To Retire By The End Of 2019

Jose Aldo hopes to make his exit from mixed martial arts by the end of 2019. Aldo has been competing professionally since Aug. 2004. He’s garnered a record of 27-4 and has a chance to make that 30-4 if all goes according to plan. Aldo’s roa…

Jose Aldo hopes to make his exit from mixed martial arts by the end of 2019. Aldo has been competing professionally since Aug. 2004. He’s garnered a record of 27-4 and has a chance to make that 30-4 if all goes according to plan. Aldo’s road to retirement begins with Renato Moicano. The two will […]

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Henry Cejudo Vows To Resurrect Flyweight Division With Dillashaw Win

There’s a legitimate possibility this weekend’s (Sat. January 19, 2019) UFC flyweight title fight could be the last. For the past several months there have been rumors flying around indicating that the UFC is considering closing down the 12…

There’s a legitimate possibility this weekend’s (Sat. January 19, 2019) UFC flyweight title fight could be the last. For the past several months there have been rumors flying around indicating that the UFC is considering closing down the 125-pound division. Current division champion Henry Cejudo will defend his title this weekend. On the first-ever UFC […]

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Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal to Headline UFC’s Return to London On March 16

Darren Till will fight on home soil once again when he headlines the UFC’s upcoming return to London while facing Jorge Masvidal in the main event on March 16. UFC president Dana White announced the news via ESPN on Wednesday. Till will be making his f…

Darren Till will fight on home soil once again when he headlines the UFC’s upcoming return to London while facing Jorge Masvidal in the main event on March 16. UFC president Dana White announced the news via ESPN on Wednesday. Till will be making his first appearance since falling by submission to welterweight champion Tyron […]

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Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal Headlines UFC London

Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal recently agreed to a welterweight bout at March 16’s UFC London. Now, that fight is official. News just broke from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that Till vs. Masvidal will headline the event from London’s O2 Arena according to UFC President Dana White: Till was last seen losing a one-sided title bout […]

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Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal recently agreed to a welterweight bout at March 16’s UFC London.

Now, that fight is official.

News just broke from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that Till vs. Masvidal will headline the event from London’s O2 Arena according to UFC President Dana White:

Till was last seen losing a one-sided title bout to current champion Tyron Woodley at September’s UFC 228 from Texas. Before that, he rose to title contention thanks to an undefeated record that boasted wins over Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and Donald Cerrone. His issues with making the welterweight limit of 170 pounds are well-documented, and he’s often teased a move to middleweight.

Apparently that will have to wait for now.

He’ll face off with respected veteran Masvidal in his backyard. ‘Gamebred’ has lost two fights in a row to Thompson and Demian Maia. He’s been out of action since UFC 217 in November 2017. The two losses snapped an impressive three-fight win streak for the Strikeforce veteran.

With both Till and Masvidal known for their striking, this bout has the makings of an explosive main event in London.

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