If Jose Aldo were a heavyweight, he might be the most popular human being in the world of professional sports. He’s lost one of his twenty-five professional fights, is on a seventeen-fight win streak, and he has successfully defended his championship belt in all six of his UFC fights. Outside of Jon Jones, that makes him the most legitimate thing the sport of Mixed Martial Arts has going right now.
When you win that often over the course of a decade, it’s easy for the details of the story to get lost in the larger narrative. Thankfully, Joe Rogan has just spent four minutes on the UFC’s Ultimate 8 ranking what he deems Aldo’s top-eight performances. Watching those eight separate storylines again is a good reminder of how lucky we’ve been to witness the unfolding of his historic career.
Aldo will defend his belt for a seventh time against Chad Mendes on October 25th at UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro.