In case you were wondering, Max Holloway is awesome – and I’m not just talking about his performance against Jose Aldo at UFC 212 on Saturday, which saw the interim champ from Hawaii beat the crap out of the champ from Brazil, thereby making Holloway the unified champ at featherweight.
No, I’m talking about Holloway as a person.
Behold, the new featherweight champ, defending the former champ by pointing out that Aldo was, for the longest time, the greatest.
Losing is part of this fight game. Saturday night takes nothing away from his legacy. This is a guy who would show up to his gym sometimes without eating in the last day because he was so damn poor. This is a guy who built the 45 division and became king. This is a guy who found motivation to keep earning what he already had. He defended his throne. For a decade. For honor. For his team. For his countrymen. This is a guy who didn’t start at pole position in this world and look at what he achieved. Brazil needs to celebrate that man. Acai with powered milk and cashews for everyone. He’s a GOAT, and his story will always be an inspiration to me and people of Hawaii. Obrigado, Ze @josealdojunioroficial Obrigado.