In 2011, after securing a shot at the UFC heavyweight championship, Junior dos Santos decided to part ways with manager Ed Soares. Now, after defending his UFC featherweight title successfully yet again, Jose Aldo has done the same.
Andre Pederneiras, in an interview with Tatame.com, revealed that he is now the lone manager for Aldo, as “Scarface” has dropped Soares and Jorge Guimaraes from his entourage.
“I’m his only manager now. 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,” said Pederneiras, who managed and coached Aldo until he started fighting in the WEC.
Pederneiras is the head coach at Nova Uniao, but added that other fighters he trains will remain under Soares and Guimaraes, as they helped get them to the UFC.