Bantamweight contender Jose Aldo confirms loyalty to UFC, says he’ll never fight for another promotion

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Bantamweight contender and UFC great Jose Aldo has reaffirmed his loyalty to the UFC after admitting that he’ll never fight for a different promotion.

Aldo, 34, is set to return to action on Sunday when he will square off against Marlon Vera on UFC’s next Fight Night card.

Boasting a 28-7 record (10-6 in the UFC), Aldo’s nine-year long career with the sport’s top-tier promotion has seen the South American claim wins over the likes of Chad Mendes, Frankie Edgar and Jeremy Stephens.

However, as the Brazilian specialist prepares to meet Vera on Sunday, Aldo finds himself in the precarious position of being on a three-fight losing streak.

Should he extend his dire run to four, there will undoubtedly be concerns raised over whether or not the 34-year-old can expect to feature in the UFC again.

Speaking to AG Fight, Aldo has confirmed that he is not yet thinking about retirement and admitted he would never represent another promotion.

“Never, never. I don’t even think about being away (from the UFC),” Aldo said. “Tomorrow, if my contract ends, I renew with the UFC just to stay at Ultimate.

“I started and I want to finish inside the UFC. It is not a question of money.

“Thanks to God, I was able to prepare for this moment of living post-fight, after my professional life. So, it never crosses my mind to fight for another organisation.

“Nowadays I don’t think about the belt, I don’t think about anything, I only think about winning fights.

“That is my objective: to win, to win, to win.”


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