‘One of the best people who ever did’: The MMA community’s reaction to Jose Aldo’s retirement

Jose AldoHis influence on the world of MMA will be felt throughout the ages.

After the news that Aldo retired from MMA competition After a legendary fighting career spanning 18 years, the MMA community has taken to social media to pay respects to the Brazilian legend. Aldo, 36, is widely regarded as the best featherweight ever, big-pound weight, and a leader among the lighter weight classes.

He retired with a record of 31-8, which includes a 13-7 UFC mark and two reigns as a featherweight champion. During his first reign at 145 pounds, Aldo successfully defended his title seven times in a row, and it remains a UFC record. Before becoming the first featherweight champion in the UFC, Aldo was the WEC featherweight champion, defending that title twice.

Aldo defeats the current bantamweight contender rob lineAnd the Pedro MunhosAnd the Marlon Veraas well as victories against fellow featherweight greats Uriah FaberAnd the Chad MendesAnd the Frankie Edgar“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung YoungAnd the Ricardo LamasAnd the Mike Brown.

Check out the reactions to Aldo’s retirement below.