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Jose Aldo releases statement after UFC 212 loss to Max Holloway

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jose Aldo lost the UFC featherweight championship to Max Holloway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at Saturday night’s UFC 212. Less than 48 hours after the defeat, “Scarface" broke his silence.

The Nova Uniao star, who didn’t talk to the media after losing to Holloway by third-round TKO, posted a statement on his social media saying that he will come back.

"Be content to act, and leave the talking to others” - Baltasar Gracian

I only have to thank my ‘dad' Andre Pederneiras, the best team in the world, Nova Uniao, because if it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be the people’s champion, and (thank) all my trainers, who did a super well done job and got me ready, and all my fans who are always with me, here’s my love and my thank you. I’m speechless with all the love I’ve received until today, and every word you send to me. Thank you.

The rest, fuck it, because I’ll come back, because we go down so we can get back up!! That’s it!! We’ll be back!!

Aldo suffered the third defeat of his MMA career Saturday, but dropped to 1-2 in his last three appearances inside the Octagon. Yet, Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras told the media after the defeat that Aldo isn't too far away from from getting another shot at the featherweight belt.

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