Jose Aldo’s retirement is referred to as “one of the greatest to do it” by the MMA community


Jose Aldo’s impact on the MMA world will be felt for ages.

Following the news that Aldo has retired from MMA competition after a legendary 18-year fighting career, the MMA community took to social media to pay respects to the Brazilian legend. Aldo, 36, is widely regarded as the best featherweight of all time, a pound-for-pound great, and a pioneer among the lighter weight classes.

He retires with a record of 31-8, which includes a 13-7 UFC mark and two reigns as the promotion’s featherweight champion. During his first reign at 145 pounds, Aldo successfully defended his title seven consecutive times, still a UFC record. Aldo, before becoming the UFC featherweight champion was also the WEC champion featherweight, which he defended twice.

Aldo has wins over bantamweight competitors Rob Font and Pedro Munhoz. He also won against Frankie Edgar and Urijah Fber.

See the reaction to Aldo’s retirement.