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Jose Aldo - Brazilian mixed martial artist retires from UFC after 'legendary run'

The two-time featherweight champion and interim champion Jose Aldo, 36, has retired from the UFC.

One of the consensus greatest fighters of all time has retired The King of Rio” Jose Aldo recently informed the UFC of his plans to stop fighting. 

He is a former two-time featherweight champion, former interim champion, and former WEC champion. His seven UFC featherweight title defenses rank first all-time.

Aldo (31-8) is arguably one of the top five fighters ever in mixed martial arts and easily within the top 10. He has the best résumé at 145 pounds in MMA history.

Brazilian mixed martial artist Jose Aldo hails from Manaus, Brazil, and was born on September 9, 1986.

He also owns profession wins over Marlon Vera, Chad Mendes (twice), Kenny Florian, Cub Swanson and Mike Brown.

Aldo rebuilt his profession, profitable the featherweight title for a second time after which dropping right down to bantamweight in 2019

His seven UFC featherweight title defenses rank first all-time. He is also a six-time performance bonus winner.