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‘One of the best to ever do it’: MMA community react to Jose Aldo retirement

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Jose Aldo’s influence on the world of MMA will be felt for centuries.

Following the news that Aldo retired from MMA competition after a legendary 18-year fighting career, the MMA community took to social media to pay tribute to the Brazilian legend. The 36-year-old Aldo is widely regarded as the best featherweight of all time, a great boxer in the weight class and a pioneer in the lightweight division.

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He retires with a record of 31-8, which includes a 13-7 UFC record and two reigns as the promotion’s featherweight champion. During his first reign at 145 lbs, Aldo successfully defended his title seven times in a row, which is still a UFC record. Before becoming the first UFC Featherweight Champion, Aldo was the WEC Featherweight Champion where he defended the title twice.

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Aldo has won victories over current bantamweight contenders Rob Font, Pedro Munhoz and Marlon Vera, as well as fellow featherweight greats Urijah Faber, Chad Mendes, Frankie Edgar, “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, Ricardo Lamas and Mike Brown.

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Watch the reactions to Aldo’s departure below.




Source: www.mmafighting.com

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