Aldo: Holloway Fight Happening in Brooklyn
After Max Holloway won the interim featherweight title at UFC 206, he quickly sent a message to undisputed champion Jose Aldo: Dubbing the Brazilian "Jose Waldo", Holloway accused Aldo of hiding from him and called him out for UFC 208 in Brooklyn.
It appears that Aldo wasn’t hiding at all; he told Brazilian media on Monday that he was on board with fighting at the Brooklyn event before he even knew who he’d be facing.
“He’s saying ‘where’s Aldo?’, you have to talk to the UFC,” Aldo said. “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."
The Feb. 11 event in Brooklyn was supposed to be UFC 209, but when a planned January pay-per-view was cancelled it became UFC 208.
Aldo (26-2) defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 in July, winning the interim featherweight title. He had previously seen his long reign as champion end last December, when he suffered a 13-second knockout loss to Conor McGregor.
With McGregor now stripped of his featherweight belt, Aldo was promoted to undisputed champion. Holloway (17-3) beat Pettis to win the interim featherweight belt, now setting him up for a showdown with Aldo.
The fight has yet to be confirmed for Brooklyn, but it appears that the featherweight division is set to move on from the Notorious one.