Former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo announced plans earlier this year to retire from professional MMA competition.
However, it would appear that those plans have been put on the back burner because a report from Brett Okamoto of ESPN is stating that the Brazilian MMA great has signed a new eight fight deal with the UFC.
Okamoto, citing both both UFC President Dana White and Aldo’s manager in Andre Pederneiras, states that the new contract was signed before UFC 237. Aldo was last seen in action at the aforementioned UFC 237 card, suffering a unanimous decision loss to Alexander Volkanovski. It should be noted that neither the UFC or Aldo himself have commented on the new contract supposedly signed by the former featherweight kingpin.
Aldo has had a rough run in the UFC as of late, winning just two of his last five bouts under the promotional banner. Despite the recent bad run in the promotion, one thing that Aldo is still is ranked #3 in the UFC Featherweight Division.
There is no word yet from Aldo or the UFC as to when the fighter will step back into the Octagon next.