“Legends of MMA”: Ex-UFC Star Posing With Glover Teixeira, Jose Aldo, and Mauricio Rua in Rare Pics Send Fans Into a Frenzy

Brazil has given MMA a lot of accomplished UFC fighters over the years. UFC 283 saw light heavyweight legend Glover Teixeira announce his retirement after losing to the new light heavyweight champion, Jamal Hill. So, Mauricio Rua also announced his retirement following his loss to Ihor Potieria. On the other hand, former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in the Modern Wing class, and many MMA fighters congratulated Aldo on his achievement. Former UFC fighter, Thiago Santostook to Instagram to pay tribute to these retired UFC legends.

Thiago Santos has always been an admirer of Glover Teixeira. He had previously heaped praise on the former UFC light heavyweight champion for capturing the UFC title at 42 years old.

‘Marreta’ shared a post on Instagram, congratulating them on amazing MMA careers. Santos also mentioned that they are true champions and deserve the accolades that come their way.

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Fans react to Thiago Santos acknowledging the careers of Aldo, Glover Teixeira, and Mauricio Rua

Thiago Santos paid his respects to the Brazilian legends by posting a few photos on Instagram. He also had his son posing for a picture with Glover Teixeira and wrote some complimentary words for all three Brazilian MMA greats. Many fans reacted to Santos’s post and left some very heartwarming words in the comments.

Here are some of the reactions from users on Instagram:

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  • Just for the extreme fact every day fighting to win, this already strengthens the Brazilian. Although he didn’t win the UFC hammer belt You’ve already won at life!!! thanks for all of you…
  • You are giants and this is not about the octagon. It’s a matter of character! Congratulations to all of you! I’m a big fan of his values… our country is being very well represented in martial arts. Sport is LIFE
  • legends of MMA
  • Two wonderful people of MMA
  • 2 warriors
  • 4 giants, outside and inside the octagon
  • Maximum respect! Legends of the sport!

Many fans were quick to acknowledge Glover Teixeira, Mauricio Rua, and Jose Aldo’s legendary status in MMA. They believe that they not only showed great character inside the octagon but outside as well. Fans also mentioned how these two UFC legends uplifted Brazil’s status in the MMA community.

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Glover Teixeira has made his intentions clear after announcing his retirement. He will now be the full-time coach for middleweight fighter Alex Pereira. Texeira also promised that ‘Poatan’ will be fighting in the light heavyweight division soon. Meanwhile, featherweight great Jose Aldo has decided to venture into boxing as part of his post-retirement plans. Meanwhile, ‘Shogun’ Rua has made it clear that he will not be returning to combat sports again.

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