Aldo confirms he'll retire this year

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  1. KazDibiase

    KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Jose Aldo is one of the greatest athletes to ever step a foot inside the Octagon, and it seems that 2019 will be his last year as a professional mixed martial arts fighter.

    A former UFC and WEC featherweight titleholder, and arguably the best 145-pounder in MMA history, Aldo is scheduled to return to action on Feb. 2, taking on featherweight contender Renato Moicano in the co-main event of UFC Fortaleza in Brazil.

    On Wednesday afternoon, Aldo revealed that his master plan for the year includes fighting the last three bouts he has left on his current deal with the company and walk away from the sport.

    Aldo went on to say he already has someone in mind as a potential opponent for UFC 237, should he beat Moicano in Fortaleza, but his coach and manager Andre Pederneiras said they haven’t discussed any possible names with the UFC yet.

    Aldo’s plan to retire after three fights is not up for debate, the former champion said, and that’s why he’s not actively campaigning for a shot at the 145-pound belt after UFC Fortaleza.

    Pederneiras doesn’t believe the promotion would ever book him against current titleholder Max Holloway given Aldo’s previous losses to the Hawaiian — except in a short-notice bout, he said —, and the fact that a title win would automatically renew his contract with the promotion doesn’t interest the Brazilian fighter.

    Aldo also promises he doesn’t plan on competing in mixed martial arts for another promotion because he’s “very loyal” to the UFC. In 2020, he just wants to enjoy life and focus on “new projects” he declined to elaborate.

    https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/1/...2019-fight-three-times-brazil-retire-from-mma

    Damnit! I wanted to see him move up to LW

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  2. neandertal

    neandertal Silver Belt

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    Might as well retire now then.

    Great career.
     
  3. Mixfight

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    He's been fighting for 15 years. Good time to call it quits for Jose Oldthough.
     
  4. Frank McEdgar

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    145 GOAT. As classy as they come


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    It’s been a hell of a ride, hope he goes out on a nice little win streak.
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  6. fortheo

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    It's almost like he wants some extra money before retiring and has a job fighting for money or something. 3 more fights will add some nice money to his retirement savings.
     
  7. BC

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    Great way to take/get damage.

    Competitively unmotivated, motived by a last pay check.
     
  9. Deadwing88

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    Hespect to the FW GOAT..

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    Great career. One of the most dominant streaks in MMA history, in any weight class.
     
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  11. fortheo

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    It worked out just fine for him in his last fight where he got his first finish in years. Also, they're all motivated by a paycheck.
     
  12. Moral Victory

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    Farewell warrior, much respect to you.
     
  13. Evenflow80

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    Wait.... move UP to LW?

    Are you kidding? The main reason I see Aldo going on such a slump is because the size creep in 145 making him go against relative giants like Max and Ortega and Connor. If anything he has to move down to 135 or just keep going up against guys who would have been big even for LW 5 years ago.

    With exception of HW and Fly, this has been the same in every divison over the last 5-7 years. It wasnt long ago where GSP was called "big" for WW division
     
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    yeah. I had hopes he would give up FW and try his luck at LW... I am sure he could give a good run.
    And with his TDD he could potentially be a good match for Khabib as well....
    oh well, I have to see his side as well, and understand...
    Cheers! Aldo gave me great memories! Can't complain.
     
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    Wow, 3 fights this year? I wonder if he manages do to that.

    Much hespect to the FW GOAT. Will be a sad day when he retires, but better early than late.
     
  16. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    Damn.. Go out with a bang Aldo. FW GOAT.
     
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  17. Mommy

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    Aldo has spoke of retirement for awhile now. Ill believe it when I see it
     
  18. GSP_37

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    Oh well. Holloway messed him up twice. Don't want to be another Chocolate Al.
     
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    Yea, he doesn’t seem like the type of guy that wants to start his own gym and corner young fighters.
     
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    How many times has he said he was retiring? I'll believe it when I see it, but he's earned the right to do anything he wants with his career. FW GOAT
     
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