Henry Cejudo believes it’s time for UFC featherweight great Jose Aldo to start making some serious money after retiring from mixed martial arts (MMA).
Henry Cejudo Wants Aldo To ‘Make Money’ After UFC Retirement
As noted, the former UFC featherweight kingpin has decided to end his storied career inside the Octagon.
In the wake of the news, former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo recently took to an interview with Helen Yee to offer his thoughts on the situation.
Cejudo said, now that Aldo is done with the UFC, he’d like to see the Brazilian use his clout and take it into other ventures to “make money” after ending his fighting career.
“I think this is the time for him to make money,” Cejudo said. (via MMA Junkie)
“I think this is time for him to do, whether exhibitions – we just saw Nate Diaz, too, over at the WWE (event) … he’s looking to dabble into WWE, so make money.
“We got to use the brand that the UFC has given you, all these other platforms and continue to keep making money and be an entrepreneur, so I’m happy for him.”
Aldo certainly has a reputable name to bring along with him in whatever he decides to do next. He is the first UFC featherweight champion in the history of the UFC.
He reigned as champion of the 145-pound division from 2010 to 2015, before being defeated by Conor McGregor.
Up to that point, Aldo hadn’t lost in MMA competition in over 10 years. When he decides to retire, Aldo had since moved down to 135 pounds, in an attempt to capture another division’s title.
Although he came close in 2020, earning a shot at the vacant bantamweight throne, he was just short after suffering a defeat to eventual champion Petr Yan.
Aldo’s last bout was a unanimous decision loss to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 278 in August.