Jose Aldo’s Net Worth Is Fit For Returning Royalty

A king's purse.

Jose Aldo’s Net Worth

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has had one of the most successful MMA careers of all time. Not only has Aldo piled up wins and championship belts, but he’s also built a nice fortune from fighting inside the Octagon.

The King of Rio began fighting two decades ago in 2004 Aldo was the fourth and last WEC featherweight champion and he was promoted to UFC featherweight champion after the WEC and UFC merged in 2011. The King of Rio repulsed seven successive title challengers and ruled as featherweight king from 2011-2015.

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Aldo retired in 2022 after a loss to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 278 to pursue a career in boxing. He fought thrice inside the squared circle but with still one fight left in his UFC contract he will return to the Octagon at UF 301 on 4 May 2024, where he will take on the promotion’s No.13 ranked bantamweight – Jonathan Martinez in the co-main event of UFC 301 at the Farmassi Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

According to Celebrity Net Worth and Wealthy Gorilla, the 37-year-old Brazilian has a net worth of $9 million (~$138 million AUD). Aldo’s career earnings are listed at $9.4 million (~ $14.39 million AUD). 

This included a massive $2.5 million (~ $3.82 million AUD) take-home pay for getting knocked out in seven seconds by Conor McGregor. Jose has also made $300,000 (~$459,400 AUD) from six post-fight bonuses. In his last bout at UFC 278, Aldo made $400,000 (~$608,360 AUD) in a loss to Merab Dvalishvili. As the co-headliner for the event, Aldo is once again expected to make good money against Martinez.