Jose Aldo Talks About Loss to Max Holloway
Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has come out on social media to address his loss at the hands of Max Holloway at UFC 212 over the weekend. With a quote from Spanish philosopher Baltasar Gracian, Aldo responded to his loss and looked to reassure fans regarding his future in mixed martial arts.
Aldo lost his bout with Holloway after winning the first two rounds of the fight. Holloway worked well to punish Aldo for attempting to use his trademark low kicks, and eventually hammered home a stinging 1-2 combination that sent the champion reeling to the mat. Holloway began to swarm, taking the Brazilian’s back before eventually finishing the fight with an overwhelming barrage of ground and pound.
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“Be content to act, and leave the talking to others” – Baltasar Gracian,” Aldo begins in the post. “I only have to thank my ‘dad’ Andre Pederneiras, the best team in the world, Nova Uniao, because if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be the people’s champion, and (thank) all my trainers, who did a super well done job and got me ready, and all my fans who are always with me, here’s my love and my thank you. I’m speechless with all the love I’ve received until today, and every word you send to me. Thank you.”
"Fique contente em agir. Deixe a fala para os outros" – Baltasar Gracián Só tenho a agradecer ao Paizão Andre Pederneiras, à melhor equipe do mundo #novauniao pois se não fosse eles não seria o #ocampeãodopovo, a todos meus treinadores que fizeram o trabalho super bem feito e me deixaram pronto e a todo os fãs que sempre estão comigo, aqui fica meu carinho e o meu muito obrigado. Fico até sem palavras pra falar de todo o carinho que recebi e recebo até hoje, a cada palavras de carinho que me mandam. Obrigado. O resto foda-se pq vou voltar, pq caímos pra nos levantarmos!! Então é isso!! Vamos voltar!!
“The rest, fuck it, because I’ll come back, because we go down so we can get back up!! That’s it!! We’ll be back!!”
Aldo had previously talked about moving up to lightweight to engage in a few super fights, which may have eventually led to a rematch with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who knocked out Aldo in just 13 seconds to win the featherweight belt in late 2015. The feud between McGregor and Aldo ignited excitement between hardcore and casual fans alike, but the quick ending saw many calling for a rematch between the two fighters. It is likely fans will instead now see Aldo staying at featherweight where he has routinely dominated his competitors since 2011, save for Conor McGregor and Max Holloway.
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