Aldo stated “First, I have to win on Saturday. My main goal is to win on Saturday, so, yes, by winning, I will have grand opportunity. Who knows what the future will hold maybe we can make this a belt with Ortega. The fact is that Holloway is going through a problem and we do not know when he will comes back nor even if he will return.”
“The road could be easier. We have to focus on the next fight, the first step is to win on Saturday. We will see the future very soon if we can dispute the belt or not. We do not plan to renew the contract after that.”, he added.
For Aldo, Holloway’s condition is both an example and motive to pressure his retirement. Questioned by Ag. Fight about the serious fear of future health problems caused by fighter career. The former champion stressed that, “yes, our health is a fear for the future”.
According to his analyzation “That’s why I think it’s the right time to stop now. [When] We make this contract, we have this reason mind.” The first goal is to win the belt and then think about this, but, logically not only myself but all athletes have a fear and high risk of injury. Health comes first, so we have to take the right measures, and precautions so this does not happen”.
The owner of one of the biggest careers in MMA history, José Aldo comes from three defeats in the last four fights. After being knocked out by Conor McGregor, the Brazilian recovered and returned strong by beating Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision at UFC 200 but in the other hand he was knocked out twice by Holloway as he attempted to regain the feather-weight belt.