By: Shreya Jha
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Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo announced his retirement from UFC at 36 following his last loss.
Aldo enjoyed a very successful UFC career that lasted more than a decade. He made his UFC debut in 2011 after the UFC-WEC merger.
Aldo was the WEC featherweight champion and defended his title two times there. He was also the youngest fighter to win the WEC belt.
He lost his title to Conor McGregor in December 2015. Aldo then won the interim belt in 2016 and later got promoted back as the undisputed Featherweight champion.
In 2017, Aldo lost his title to Max Holloway at the UFC 212. He again lost in rematch held in the same year at the UFC 218.
In 2020, Aldo also tried challenging for the Bantamweight title. He lost to Petr Yan in the title fight.
Aldo retires with the MMA record of 38 wins and eight losses. Out of which, his 21 wins and six losses came in the WEC and the UFC.
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