Jose Aldo is a former UFC Featherweight champion but how did he get that huge scar?

Brazilian MMA star Jose Aldo will go down as one of the greatest in the history of the sport.

The 34-year-old has won multiple titles across promotions and is a two-time UFC Featherweight champion.

Jose Aldo was hit several times by Petr Yan during the clash
Jose Aldo of Brazil punches Petr Yan of Russia in their UFC bantamweight championship fight during the UFC 251 event at Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 12, 2020 on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Also was the inaugural champion in the division and he also held the interim title once during his time in the UFC.

Aldo has been in some incredible fights over the years too. While most remember him getting knocked out in 13-seconds during a title defence, the fight which Conor McGregor one, the Brazilian’s legacy won’t be harmed by that.

The loss might have broken Aldo a bit but he has defeated stars such as Frankie Edgar, Chan Sung Jung, Urijah Faber, Cub Swanson and many others.

Aldo has also been on the receiving end of some brutal beat downs, such as the one he got against Petr Yan for the Bantamweight title.

Jose Aldo UFC 250 card
Jose Aldo is one of the most known faces in the UFC (Getty)

He has a few marks all over his face and body but one stands out, the one around the left of his face.

Also has a huge scar on that side and many have asked how did he get that?

A childhood accident

The Brazilian spoke about this incident a while back and explained how he got the scar. It was a fight between some of his siblings and he was just one back then.

An older sister picked up Aldo’s crib and threw it in a fight. Aldo fell face first onto a hot barbecue grill and that was how he got the scar.

Jose Aldo lost to Petr Yan
Jose Aldo of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC 251 official weigh-in inside Flash Forum at UFC Fight Island on July 10, 2020 on Yas Island Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

However, the Brazilian doesn’t seem to have let go of the incident and even opened up on another big injury he got when he was young (h/t Daily Star):

“They were playing around and threw me in there,” Aldo said in 2009.

“It was hot. I was a little baby. They were little kids. There was another time when my little sister broke my head. I have all kinds of stories.”

Aldo certainly has shown his toughness in the Octagon and he will go down as a legend of the sport when he does retire.

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