Jose Aldo Signs A Multi-Year Deal With The UFC

The UFC has re-signed one of its most dominant champions to a lucrative new deal. Jose Aldo, the former two-time UFC Featherweight Champion, has signed onto the UFC for another eight fights.

UFC President Dana White made the announcement this past weekend. Aldo (28-5) was considering retirement following his latest deal with the company. He also showed interest in boxing after MMA. It appears he is putting that on hold for the foreseeable future.

Performing with the UFC since 2011, Aldo became the inaugural Featherweight Champion, holding the title over 1,800 days with seven successful title defenses before losing it to Conor McGregor at UFC 194. After beating Frankie Edgar, Aldo lost to Max Holloway for the title twice. His “retirement tour” started with impressive wins over Jeremy Stephens and Renato Moicano, the latter of which took place in February.

Aldo’s new deal officially started at UFC 237, when he lost to Alexander Vokanovski via unanimous decision. That was in his home of Rio de Janeiro. The UFC has not scheduled a new opponent for Aldo just yet. 

Initial Report: ESPN

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