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Jose Aldo gives UFC one of its most memorable moments

UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo may not have realized it at the time, but when he sprinted from the Octagon and celebrated with the mass of fans at UFC 142 he likely cemented his legacy in the fight promotion.

After ending Chad Mendes evening in the main event of the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil card with a perfectly-placed knee, “Scarface” ran into the large group of Brazilians and celebrated to the chagrin of the security guards in the arena.

None of that mattered to Aldo, however, as the champion just wanted to be among those that meant so much to him.

“My fans give me so much love and so much good energy, so there’s nothing better than celebrating with them,” Aldo explained after his moment in the mass of fans.

It remains to be seen who Aldo will face next for his UFC title, but those watching will likely never forget the scene they saw at UFC 142.

Enjoy re-living Aldo’s celebration with his countrymen following UFC 142 in the video below:

  • Dufresne says:

    I loved the post fight celebration with the fans, but in all honesty I don’t think they’ll be letting that happen again. All it would have taken was one guy to really cause a problem and that could have turned into a full fledged riot. Granted anyone that tried to hurt Aldo probably would have been found in tiny, tiny, pieces scattered throughout Brazil, but all it takes is one jackass with a knife and we could end up with another Monica Seles or worse.

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  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    Wisest decision or not Aldo just soared in popularity in Brazil.

    Just reading the other day he was not very well known over there yet.

    I thought it was a nice touch and great for highlight footage.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    it was cool to watch, like Tito back in the day running to the back of the arena.
    looking at it from a sensible persons perspective who is concerned about the sport, they need to make sure it never happens again. imposing fines for that sort of behaviour should be standard.
    i would however love to see the Brazillian fans reaction if Chael Sonnen were to beat Anderson and pull off the same stunt

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  • Niv says:

    I personally liked it. I understand the concerns but it was an event that was spontaneous and is not much different than someone leaping into the crowd after scoring a touchdown.

    Do we really want to bubble wrap the world? Personally I don’t and the reaction of the crowd was something that no mma fan will ever forget.

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