Jose Aldo plans to retire by the end of 2019


In fact, Aldo even went on to say his fire to chase after an UFC title is not there anymore and he prefers to take care of his health after dedicating 15 years of his life to professional fighting.

“I want to stop and not spend my money getting my health back,” Aldo said. “Today, I’m spending my money to be healthy. I want to feel well, I want to enjoy seeing my daughter grow, travel with my family, smile, play, I don’t want to fight into my forties and performing badly like I see so many of our great idols do. I programmed my entire life to be financially stable so I could stop whenever I felt like it.”

“If I fight for the title and win, my contract pretty much gets renewed on its own,” Aldo said. “Then Dede (Pederneiras) will have to step in and negotiate, which is exactly what I don’t want to happen, I don’t want to be stuck. My goal is to fight in Fortaleza, then in May (in Curitiba) and then end it here (in Rio de Janeiro), because I know there’ll be another card here, and they know that. There’s no reason for them to give me a title shot. But make no mistake, I’ll make it hard for everyone who steps in front of me, I’ll win all three fights.”

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