“UFC needs to RESPECT that,” Anderson Silva gracefully reacts to Jose Aldo’s retirement and pursues the UFC to honour the past

Jose Aldo has retired from the sport with a record of 31-8, with 17 wins via knockouts, most of them viral that are still catching mass engagement on the internet to this day.

Jose Aldo- Anderson Silva
Jose Aldo- Anderson Silva
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Anderson Silva is one amazing fighter and one generous soul who will always prefer to evoke positivity from his words like evokes inspiration from his actions. Silva is widely regarded as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. In a bigger statement, he is widely regarded as the greatest Brazilian fighter ever. Brazil is the biggest hub of mixed martial artists after the United States and has produced legendary fighters such as Silva himself, the Nogueira brothers, Wanderlei Silva, the Gracie family and many more.

Another legendary fighter is none other than the unanimous greatest featherweight of all time, Jose Aldo Jr. Aldo has the record for the most title fights in featherweight history and also recently announced his retirement that too from a place where he was amongst the top contenders in the bantamweight division. In an interview with Ariel Helwani at The MMA Hour, Silva reacts to Aldo’s retirement along with discussing other things.

“Aldo is an amazing fighter, you know,” says Silva. “Done a lot of things for the UFC, that’s something the people need to respect. The people, they need to understand, how this guy, not only him but me and other fighters, lost something to do something for the UFC, you know, and people need to respect that. UFC needs to respect that because the new generation is not the same, it’s completely different…”

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What is Anderson Silva up to and a look at Jose Aldo’s legacy?

Anderson Silva & Jose Aldo
Anderson Silva & Jose Aldo

Anderson Silva is heading to Pheonix, Arizona next month to fight Youtuber-cum-boxer Jake Paul on October 29, 2022, in a professional boxing match. The fight is going 8 rounds with the agreed-upon catchweight of 187 lbs. Silva is seen as the toughest test to Paul’s undefeated run as a boxer so far, amongst which the former has notable wins over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Tito Ortiz, and the latter has wins over the likes of Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren.

Jose Aldo Jr is widely regarded as one of the top 10 greatest MMA fighters of all time, for some, he is in the top 5 list. Aldo was the last WEC featherweight champion and the first UFC featherweight champion of all time. Aldo has wins over the likes of Rob Font, Marlon Vera, Pedro Munhoz, Mark Thomas Brown, Cub Swanson, Urijah Faber, Frankie Edgar, Chad Mendes, Ricardo Lamas, Chan Sung Jung, Kenny Florian and many more.

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What do you make of Silva‘s comments on Aldo’s retirement? Do you think the UFC does a poor job of respecting their past? Where do you put Silva and Aldo amongst the greatest UFC fighters of all time? Who do you think wins between Silva and his next opponent in boxing Jake Paul? What do you think is next for Aldo, exhibition boxing maybe?

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