As an accomplished devotee to Brazilian jiu-jitsu, New York commodities trader Sean Kemery is an avid fan of the MMA and UFC. Sean Kemery follows the career of Jose Aldo, a young Brazilian fighter who recently lost his title of UFC featherweight champion.
At UFC 194 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas in December 2015, Jose Aldo was forced to hand over his title to opponent Conor McGregor, “The Notorious.” The 13-second fight was a record for fastest knockout in a title fight, beating the previous record of 14 seconds held by Ronda Rousey. In what Aldo has dubbed a fluke, within the first few seconds of the match, McGregor responded to Aldo’s right hand with a straight left to the chin which drove him to the mat.
The loss was Aldo’s first since 2005 and broke an 18 fight winning streak. It was the first time Aldo has been knocked out.
Jose Aldo is known as one of the greatest fighters from Brazil. He is so popular that a movie about his rags-to-riches life is currently in the works. Born into poverty in Manaus, Brazil, Aldo eventually moved to Rio de Janeiro where he trained. He made his debut in 2004 and won his first UFC title in 2010.