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Midnight Mania! ‘99.9 percent probability’ that Jose Aldo makes boxing debut in March 2023

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Jose Aldo, one of the greatest fighters in the history of mixed martial arts (MMA), is ready for a new chapter.

Undefeated from 2006-2014, Aldo captured the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight title before losing to Conor McGregor. The Brazilian recaptured Featherweight gold before coughing up the crown to Max Holloway. After failing to regain momentum, Aldo surprised the fight world by dropping down to Bantamweight. Despite being rather late in his career, “Scarface” managed to fight for the title once at 135 pounds.

He nearly secured a second title shot, but Merab Dvalishvili stymied the Brazilian at UFC 278. As a result, Aldo announced his retirement from MMA. However, he’s not done with combat sports as a whole, as Aldo has repeatedly expressed interest in crossing over to the boxing ring.

Now, we may have a debut date. Hardcore FC founder Anatoliy Sulyanov strongly believes that Jose Aldo will be fighting in March 2023 in Dubai.

“On March 18th there will be a big Hardcore Boxing event in Dubai,” Sulyanov said (via Telecomasia). “I’m not going to tell you the names yet, but José Aldo and most likely even Sergey “Crusher” Kovalev will be on the card. Aldo will fight with 99.9 percent probability, we’re negotiating with Sergey now.”

It remains to be seen who will stand opposite Aldo in the ring. If his March debut does materialize, however, will you be tuning in?


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