Jose Aldo Confirms Max Holloway Title Match For UFC 208

Jose Aldo

Over the weekend, Max Holloway became the interim UFC featherweight champion at UFC 206, which technically entitled him for a shot at the real belt in the near future.

Following an interview with the media in Brazil, Jose Aldo, who is currently the true featherweight champion pretty much confirmed Holloway as his next opponent on February 11 at UFC 208.

He’s saying ‘where’s Aldo?’, you have to talk to the UFC. About the fight in February, I already knew that, I only didn’t know who I would fight. It was between him and Pettis, whoever won the fight. It’s not something new. This fight will happen on Feb. 11.

In July 2016, Aldo defeated Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight belt, but the tagged was ultimately removed when the UFC stripped Conor McGregor of the belt. The interim tag was then attached to the Holloway vs. Pettis match up at UFC 206 in Toronto. Holloway dominated Anthony Pettis, finishing the former lightweight champion in the third by TKO.

Holloway called out Aldo during the post-fight press conference,

Where’s Jose Waldo? Let me know when you find him. Team work [makes] the dream work. If more of us can look for him, we’re going to find him together. We’ll see what happens.

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