After Max Holloway stopped Anthony Pettis at UFC 206 in December to become the interim featherweight champion, Holloway said he was ready to face featherweight champion Jose Aldo at this coming Saturday’s UFC 208. He mocked Aldo, calling the Brazilian, “Jose Waldo”, “Where’s Jose Waldo?”
Days later, Holloway backed off the statement and wanted to heal some injuries and film “Den of Thieves”. Tired of hearing the Hawaiian trash talking him, the Nova Uniao fighter laid it out pretty clear and challenged him to a street fight.
“It happens in the Flamengo Beach, that I am there. I am prepared to fight any day,” Aldo told Combate. “I was training for this, but let’s see. But it’s like I said, I’m just passing by on the beach.” Asked whether Holloway could be a better actor or fighter, Aldo was candid in his assessment.
“I do not think either,” Aldo exclaimed.
Aldo tried to get a fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov for the interim lightweight title but was turned down by Nurmagomedov’s father. Then, Aldo challenged Tony Ferguson, who also turned it down.
Ferguson and Nurmagomedov will fight for the interim 155-pound title on March 4 at UFC 209. No date’s been announced to when Aldo and Holloway will square off for the undisputed featherweight championship.