Frankie Edgar withdrew from the main event this week because of his injury with Max Holloway at UFC 218; everybody got devastated.
UFC announced Saturday night that a former long-reigning champion Jose Aldo (26-3), will replace injured challenger Frankie Edgar and will meet Max Holloway (18-3) at the UFC 218 main event in Detroit on Dec. 2. Holloway reacted and said, “It is what it is.”
Aldo hadn’t lost in 10 years and was 7-0 in UFC action before being knocked out in 13 seconds by Conor McGregor.
This past June Holloway scored a knockdown of Aldo at UFC 212. So now Aldo has a chance to settle his grudge in his rematch with Holloway.
At the premiere of Joe Rogan’s new hour-long MMA round-up show, Rogan couldn’t help but praises Holloway.
“Max Holloway’s a savage. He’s a killer. A straight up killer and not even close to his prime. Max Holloway is a long way away from his prime. He’s way better now than he was when he first got into the UFC, he’s continued to get better every fight, now he’s the champion, and he just stopped Aldo. And when he they offered him the rematch because Frankie Edgar got injured — they offered [Jose] Aldo the rematch — so Aldo took it. Now it’s going to be Max Holloway versus Aldo II, which is still a huge f-cking fight. When Aldo accepted, Max Holloway wrote on his Instagram, ‘It is what it is.’ Like, ‘No big deal. Well, what are we going to do.’ Like, what? You’re about to fight the greatest featherweight of all time for the second time. And he’s like, ‘It is what it is.’ Like, that’s how badass he is. He just figured, ‘If I f-cked you up once, I’m going to f-ck you up again.’”
Joe Rogan said, Max Holloway is unbeatable as he hasn’t lost any match since his loss to Conor “Notorious” McGregor at UFC Fight Night 26 back in 2013. Holloway has a chance to face Mcgregor if he manages to beat Jose Aldo in a 13-second knockout scenario.
Joe Rogan on his MMA Show:
“Like, in his mind, this is not a good fight, which is hilarious. That’s what a beast Max Holloway is, that he’s facing Jose Aldo and he’s like, ‘It is what it is. It’s not what I was looking for.’ Yeah, it is what it is. What a beast. Max Holloway is a killer. He’s a f-cking killer, that kid. He’s killer. It is what it is. You’re fighting Jose Aldo. He’s coming to get you because you knocked him out to win the belt. He has a chance at revenge, and he’s like, ‘It is what it is.’ He’s an animal, man. That f-cking kid is the real deal. What’s so exciting too about him is that he’s not even close to done. He has massive potential, and he could easily move up to 155 if he wanted to. Say Max Holloway wins this fight spectacularly and then starts talking a bunch of sh-t about Conor McGregor and then moves up to 155, I think Max Holloway could easily compete at 155 if he wanted to do some sort of champion versus champion bout.”
Do you guys think Max Holloway will defeat Jose Aldo?
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— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) November 12, 2017
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