José Aldo receives tribute from UFC rivals after retirement
Last Sunday (18) MMA stated goodbye to a different legend. The former champion of the UFC within the featherweight class (66 kg), Jose Aldo determined to finish his profession, which started in 2004. After the announcement, the Brazilian was honored even by outdated rivals.
On his social networks, Alexander Volkanovsky, the present UFC featherweight king, praised Aldo. For a part of the MMA group, the Australian turned the perfect fighter within the historical past of the class, however he himself categorized the “King of Rio” as the best within the division. It’s price recalling that “The Great One” confronted the veteran in 2019 and beat him with some composure within the midst of Brazil. However, the athlete by no means provoked the manauara, however praised him.
“I want nothing however the perfect for the perfect fighter within the featherweight division,” the UFC champion wrote on his official Twitter account.
Max Holloway additionally expressed his solidarity with Aldo. On his social networks, the previous UFC featherweight champion congratulated the Brazilian on his profitable trajectory in such a troublesome sport. “Blessed” confronted the veteran twice (as soon as in Brazil and as soon as within the United States) and received each fights by knockout.
“King of Rio! What a profession! Go take pleasure in your retirement. Eat acai with cashews and milk powder for me,” the previous UFC champion wrote.
Defeated twice by Aldo, Frankie Edgar additionally spoke out. And anybody who thinks the American harbors some grudge over the destructive outcomes in opposition to the “King of Rio” within the featherweight belt dispute is unsuitable. On the opposite, on his social networks, ‘The Answer’ abounds with “honest play” and needs the Brazilian all the perfect in his new part.
“Enjoy your retirement Aldo and congratulations on a tremendous profession. It was an honor to share the octagon with a legend of our sport! Good luck in your future endeavors,” wrote the previous UFC champion.
Over the years, Aldo marked an period within the UFC within the featherweight class, however he additionally stood out within the bantamweight class (61 kg) and virtually turned the champion of the class in 2020. However, Petr Jan prevented the Brazilian from profitable a brand new firm belt. , by knocking him out within the fifth spherical. The Russian confirmed all his admiration for the veteran in his farewell to the game.
“One of the perfect to ever combat. Enjoy your retirement, legend,” wrote the previous UFC champion.
José Aldo debuted for the UFC in 2011, was the featherweight champion (66 kg) and challenged for the bantamweight title. The veteran is at the moment ranked sixth within the classes. In sports activities, the athlete received 31 fights and misplaced eight occasions. His main triumphs had been over Chad Mendes (twice), Chan Sung Yung, Cub Swanson, Frankie Edgar (twice), Jeremy Stevens, Kenny Florian, Marlon Vera, Mike Brown, Pedro Munhoz, Renato Moicano, Ricardo Lamas, Rob Font and Uria Faber.