Last night, Max Holloway made good on his promise, and finished Jose Aldo via 3rd-Round TKO in Brazil. I certainly would have picked Holloway to win this fight, but even when I did, I still feared everything that made Jose Aldo a champion, and the only champion, for 10 years in the Featherweight Division. However, Holloway was able to weather the storm that Aldo came at him with, and as a sold-out Brazilian crowd fell silent, he finished the All-Time great.
Max Holloway proved last night that he is absolutely the real deal, winning his 11th straight fight, not having lost since an August 2013 unanimous decision loss to Conor McGregor. A win over Aldo is as good as it gets, the biggest name in the Featherweight division's history, and now he has set his sights on Frankie Edgar. Edgar vs. Holloway will be an awesome fight, two warriors, and Edgar being a former champion and a common fixture in the top of the Lightweight and Featherweight divisions.
Last night may have been the end of Jose Aldo as we know it, because he now seems to have gone completely off the rails since his loss to Conor McGregor, and it looks like he may be in the most difficult spot of his career. The Featherweight division is going to move on from him, and he will have to work his way back up, and earn another title shot, and although I know he would love to jump up to 155 and fight Conor McGregor, that is a far fetched dream. We will have to wait and see what the future holds for Jose Aldo, and see how things play out for the champ.