Jose Aldo Parts Ways with Ed Soares and Black House MMA

Written by Tom Ngo
February 2nd, 2012

Ed Soares

For the second time in just over seven months, manager Ed Soares (Pictured) has lost another superstar client. According to TATAME.com, reigning UFC featherweight king Jose Aldo has decided to sever ties with Black House MMA management, which is run by Soares and Jorge Guimarães.

Aldo trains out of Brazil’s talented Nova Uniao. “Scarface” and gym head coach Andre Pederneira recently came to the conclusion that one head was better than three.

“I’m his only manager now,” Pederneira stated. “We’ve sat down, talked and found it was the best way to go. Since things are happening in Brazil now, we thought it was the best call.”

Soares was unexpectedly fired by Junior dos Santos this past June, mere weeks after solidifying his heavyweight top contender moniker and five months before capturing the crown from Cain Velasquez on the UFC’s heavily-hyped debut on FOX.

Although Aldo became the WEC featherweight champion back in November 2009, which was later promoted to a UFC belt, the 25-year-old’s performance and unforgettable reaction following his victory at UFC 142 in front of his fellow Brazilians now has him on the cusp of international superstardom.

Soares still represents countless Brazilian mixed martial artists, including UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, both Nogueira brothers and several others. While there are plenty of studs still left in his stable, Soares will likely never forget about the ones that got away and the timing in which they left.

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