Jose Aldo in Disbelief of Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing Promotion as Controversial Decision Sparks Outrage Amongst MMA Community

Published 04/02/2023, 6:12 AM EDT

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Many MMA fans might be delighted for the former UFC Featherweight king, Jose Aldo. After a decorated MMA career, the UFC recently announced that Junior’ would be inducted into their Hall of Fame this year. Even after his UFC exit, Aldo decided to continue competing professionally. Moreover, he had publicized his decision of transitioning to boxing earlier this year.

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Aldo’s pro boxing debut also enthralled his fans as the Brazilian went on to achieve a unanimous decision victory over Alberto Emmanuel Zambrano. However, things took a dissatisfying turn in his second bout. Lately, ‘Junior’ had his second pro boxing bout under Jorge Masvidal’s boxing promotion named ‘Gamebred Boxing’. After a to-and-fro 6-round affair, the bout was declared a majority draw. However, Aldo was reportedly annoyed by this decision. He felt he had done enough to be picked as the victor of the matchup.

What did Jose Aldo say after this controversial decision?

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‘Junior’ ending his second pro boxing bout in a draw made massive headlines. Numerous noted MMA coverage houses wrote about this noteworthy event featuring Aldo. Both fighters showcased some superb punching prowess in the six-round bout. But several noted MMA coverage outlets, including ‘MMA Fighting’ shared Aldo’s views about the result as they too scored the bout in his favor.

Also, the known ‘MMA Junkie’ reporter, Danny Segura, publicized the exact words given out by ‘Junior’ after a decision that came as a shock to him. Segura took to his Twitter handle and penned out Aldo’s words in a tweet. It read, “I don’t understand … I thought I won the fight comfortably. I hit a lot and I didn’t get hit. Don’t know”.

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It’s pertinent to note that even the crowd at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin sounded pretty cross when the bout was announced as a draw.

Even after being a close affair, a lot of viewers might agree that Aldo landed better strikes. He probably had enough reasons to be distraught with the results.

The 36-year-old looked quite sharp inside the ring as well, much like his UFC days. After this draw, the current pro boxing record of ‘Scarface’ stands at 1-0-1. It’s evident that ‘Junior’ will try to be back with a bang in his next bout.

Will Floyd Mayweather be Jose Aldo’s next opponent?

Prior to his bout against Stephens, Aldo had talked to ‘MMA Fighting’ about the possibility of an exhibition boxing bout between him and the retired undefeated boxer, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather. However, at that point, ‘Junior’ was more focused on his bout against Stephens.

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But, now that it’s over, will we get to see a matchup between two combat sports legends next? ‘MMA Fighting’ also reported that Aldo was keen to take on ‘Money’, but in the latter part of this year.

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This revelation probably implies that even though a matchup against Mayweather was in Aldo’s books, it wasn’t the most immediate thing. A lot of fans, however, may feel excited since there are good chances for this legendary matchup to happen.

 

 

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Souvik Roy is currently a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. An avid UFC follower, Souvik combined his love for the sport and his passion for words to turn his interest into his Livelihood. A Diploma holder in Electrical Engineering, Souvik has worked as a Freelance Link Builder and Content Writer previously and wrote for various clients and businesses.
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