Max Holloway on Jose Aldo: ‘Brazil should be building statues of that guy’
Champion Max Holloway stopped Jose Aldo with strikes in the third round for the second time, this time in his first title defense.
“Blessed” praised the former UFC titleholder after his victory, but also hinted that it might be time for Aldo to hang his gloves up after a long career.
“He doesn’t have to owe anybody anything,” Holloway said at the UFC 218 post-fight press conference. “That guy’s one of the greatest of all time. I think Brazil should be building statues of that guy in all of the villas. He’s a legend, he’s a GOAT, and I got a lot to fill (as champion).”
“No, I got a lot of catching up to do,” Holloway told Rogan in his post-fight interview earlier in the night. “You gotta respect the man. The man got all the numbers. I gotta catch up on the title defenses, and then maybe we can talk about it.”
The Aldo win improved Holloway’s win streak to 12 in a row, one of the most impressive string of victories we have seen in a while.