Jose Aldo Releases First Statement Since losing to Max Holloway at UFC 218


A torch seemed to have passed at UFC 218. Jose Aldo was beaten for the second time by Max Holloway, which is the first time anyone has ever fought and won against Aldo back-to-back. While only one of them can wear the belt, both have displayed championship class throughout the fallout of their sophomore encounter. Aside from a touching photo with a fan after the fight, we haven’t seen the former featherweight king since Saturday, but he’s finally broken his silence with an inspiring message after his loss.

I just have to say thank you for all my family that I love, my team — best in the world “Nova Uniao” — for making me a great champion and to friends and fans who are always with me, thank you very much to all! I will always be optimistic because believing is the first step to make that happen.” — Jose Aldo from his official Twitter account. 

Max Holloway

Never forget that after Jose Aldo’s first loss to Conor McGregor, critics came out of the woodwork claiming he was done. Then, Aldo dominated top contender Franke Edgar at UFC 200. No matter what lies ahead of the former 145-pound champ, nothing can change his legendary run from the WEC and on into the UFC. Whether it is another contender, moving up to lightweight, or saying goodbye to the sport, we’ll always support Jose Aldo in whatever he decides.

This article first appeared on on 12/5/2017.


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