Jose Aldo Breaks Silence Following UFC 218 Loss to Max Holloway

Jose Aldo Breaks Silence Following UFC 218 Loss to Max Holloway

"I want to be known in the history books - my name everywhere - as a champion", he explained.

Aldo lost to Holloway by TKO in the third round of the UFC 218 main event.

For whatever reason, McGregor felt compelled to fire that message Holloway's way after 'Blessed's second successive featherweight title fight knockout win over Jose Aldo at UFC 218. Go Google it if you don't believe me. After the 13-second defeat to Conor McGregor at UFC 194, many wondered if he was still the capable fighter that wrecked opponents like Mike Brown, Urijah Faber and Cub Swanson.

Holloway revealed on the show that he was asked about a potential rematch with McGregor at lightweight when he was working out his new deal with the promotion.

And while he has spoken previously of his desire to negotiate improved financial terms with the UFC before returning, the 155-pound title-holder has been linked to imminent clashes with two-time foe Nate Diaz and current interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson. "The guy's a legend".

"If he wants to come back, he's more than welcome, but at the end of the day, I've got a belt to defend". I'm trying to think of our division and the respect of the other fighters. "All these guys can get it".

"I just have to thank for everything my family that I love, my team, the best in the world Nova Uniao for making me great and champion to friends and fans who are always with me, thank you all", wrote Aldo.

Another option for Aldo is an ascent to 155lbs, something he has flirted with in the past. But, now the former featherweight champ has released a statement, regarding the defeat.

"Brazil should celebrate him and they should start making statues of the guy", Holloway said. We'll see where it goes.

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