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Jose Aldo releases statement following UFC 218 loss to Max Holloway

Max Holloway vs Jose Aldo
Jose Aldo lost to Max Holloway in Detroit.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jose Aldo broke his silence.

The former UFC featherweight king suffered back-to-back defeats for the first time in his 30-fight mixed martial arts career, and released a statement three days after his third-round TKO defeat to Max Holloway at UFC 218 in Detroit.

Aldo, who replaced injured Frankie Edgar against “Blessed” in the main event on Dec. 2, in a rematch of their UFC 212 title bout in June, thanked his teammates and fans in a post on his social media.

“I only have to thank my family that I love for everything, and my team Nova Uniao, the best in the world, for making me great and champion, and [thank] my friends and fans that are always with me. Thank you all! I will be always optimistic because believing is the first step to making it happen."

Aldo (26-4) lost three of his last four fights inside the Octagon, snapping a perfect 15-0 run under the UFC and WEC banners.

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