“I Am Not Crying, You Are Crying” – Max Holloway & Pros React as Jose Aldo Gets Inducted Into UFC Hall of Fame

Published 01/22/2023, 2:14 AM EST

The year 2023 has begun with a banger PPV event. In the same event, it was announced that the Brazilian UFC legend, Jose Aldo, has been inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Aldo has an impressive record of being undefeated for almost three years after signing with the UFC. Moreover, this, coupled with his role as the first UFC Featherweight Champion following the UFC/WEC merger, cemented his place in the Hall of Fame.

Aldo is one of the best mixed martial artists of all time. With his record of defending his UFC title seven times. In addition, his WEC title twice, solidifying his reputation as one of the greatest featherweight ever. His reign as a featherweight champion for four years. Moreover, his record of seven title defenses in the UFC solidifies his legacy in the sport’s history.


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It is clear that Jose Aldo’s achievements in the sport of mixed martial arts are truly remarkable. Moreover, fans will recall him as one of the greatest featherweight fighters in the history of the UFC. It’s a fitting honor for him to be the first fighter inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame this year.

Fans React to the new Hall of Famer Jose Aldo

The whole MMA world came together to celebrate the Bantamweight legend. Here’s what they had to say:

The current bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling said:

Max Holloway who has been in the octagon with him twice said:

UFC middleweight fighter Derek Brunson said:

Whilst Ariel Helwani said:

Some fan said:

Another fan got nostalgic:

One fan said:

UFC bantamweight fighter Brian Kelleher said:

Moreover, a fan said:

One fan said:

Moreover, the reports suggest that Jose Aldo also might try his hands at boxing. Who can blame him? He was arguably one of the better strikers in the UFC during his time.

Back when Aldo asked to leave UFC


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In the past, Brazilian UFC legend, Jose Aldo, made the decision to ask for his release from the UFC. This decision was driven by his perception of the promotion’s prioritization of Conor McGregor over other fighters and a lack of trust in the words of President Dana White.

Aldo stated that McGregor had previously claimed that he would not give up his belt and that it would not be taken from him. However, Aldo felt that the promotion’s actions and decisions were being influenced by McGregor rather than being made objectively. As a result, he chose to ask for the cancellation of his contract with the UFC.

HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 06: Jose Aldo (left) and Pedro Munhoz (right) steps on the scale and then face-off during the ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 265 on August 06, 2021, at Hyatt Regency in Houston, TX. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

It is important to note that Aldo’s request to leave the UFC was not a reflection of his abilities as a mixed martial artist. Rather, it was a result of his dissatisfaction with the promotion’s management and decision-making. Despite this, Aldo’s legacy as one of the greatest featherweight fighters in the history of the UFC remains intact.


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Himakshu Vyas

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Himakshu Vyas is a Combat Sports author at Essentiallysports. He is passionate about sports, with soccer and MMA being the sports he is most involved in. Aside from that, he follows the global soccer scene.

Edited By: Vineet Nandwana