UFC: New featherweight champ Holloway posts tribute to Aldo

first_imgAfter the dust has settled and all was said and done, Max “Blessed” Holloway still carries a lot of admiration and respect for Jose Aldo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundThe two engaged in an epic slugfest at UFC 212 over the weekend, with the proud Hawaiian emerging victorious and unifying the UFC Featherweight title via a third-round TKO stoppage.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Holloway stops Aldo in 3rd, wins UFC featherweight belt He ended his tribute by thanking Aldo in his native Portuguese.“He’s a GOAT (Greatest of all time), and his story will always be an inspiration to me and people of Hawaii. Obrigado, Ze @josealdojuniorfficial Obrigado,” Holloway said.As of this writing, Holloway’s post has garnered over 44,000 likes on Instagram.  Khristian Ibarrola /raSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Crepes? Croissants? Wine? Players tempted during French Open Swing Out Sister back to PH this April End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Although he talked a lot of smack to his Brazilian counterpart prior to the fight, Holloway was all class afterwards and even posted a heartfelt tribute to the longtime Brazilian champion.The 25-year-old newly crowned titleholder posted two photos on his Instagram account, along with a lengthy caption for Aldo.“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,” he described Aldo’s remarkable rise from poverty in Brazil.“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 wrote.“He defended his throne. For a decade. For honor. For his team. For his countrymen,” he continued.  “This is a guy who didn’t start at pole position in this world and look at what he achieved.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img

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