Jose Aldo releases statement after UFC 218 loss

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"I tell people that he's like a box like a fight computer, his processor gets stronger every training camp, every single fight". There can be no doubt that the fighters on the right side of the stoppage clashes are elite level athletes at the peak of their powers, yet could those who suffered a knockout loss have done more?

"Brazil should celebrate him and they should start making statues of the guy", Holloway said. His rematch against Holloway headlined UFC 218.

"But, at the end of the day, this guy's yapping his mouth, keep talking - you guys know me, I always want to fight the best of the best and this guy got a win over me when we were kids in a fight night show, I think the main event was Sonnen and Shogun Rua - I don't even know if two of them is in the UFC anymore".

McGregor fought with a blown ACL for most of the fight, an injury that kept him out of action for a year. 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. As the opening bell rang, Overeem made a reckless charge on the African fighter and swung a huge left which narrowly missed. Therefore, a Holloway vs Edgar bout is likely to happen in the near future. He eventually put on an amazing performance, he got a unanimous win and the X1 title. And this is what ultimately cost him as he was slowly broken over the course of three rounds until the former lightweight champion landed the decisive knee to the face of Gaethje. And while there is logic to this, it is tough to imagine why Overeem did not look to tire out his opponent first. In the exchanges, Aldo was powerful and fast and threw in a few leg kicks that we had not seen first time around for good measure. But that was the last time. On every exchange, the Brazilian exploded with power, draining his energy supply. "Thank you very much to everyone".

This past Saturday night (Dec, 2), Aldo attempted to recapture the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight title. Aldo gassed out, exactly as Holloway had intended.

Max Holloway vs Conor McGregor rematch in 2018? "I will always be optimistic, because believing is the first step toward making it happen". With a capacity crowd roaring for blood, these men returned to the primitive nature of the sport and gave the fans exactly what they wanted.

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