Jose Aldo will enjoy the Brazilian crowd on his side as he takes on Max Holloway at UFC 212
Undefeated in Rio de Janeiro, Jose Aldo has walked out of the Octagon victorious in all three instances he has had to defend his UFC belt in the city. Now, as he prepares for his fourth time, against Max Holloway, he doesn’t feel likes things have changed too much.
And as he told Combate, the local crowd will make sure to let Holloway know where he is.
“The f–k he will feed off their energy. He’s going to f—king shit himself. He never fought with that kind of pressure before, man. You can see in his eyes how nervous he gets when the crowd starts to put the pressure on him. It’s all baloney. He doesn’t want to let it show.
“I’ve fought millions of guys and I never felt the need to respond to the crowd or give them any gestures. When a person wants to show all that, they’re so nervous, you don’t even know how much. He’s afraid. He always fought in the USA, where there’s no booing or anything. It’s an important fight in a new place. He’s nervous, anxious.”
Jose Aldo is expected to meet interim champion, Max Holloway in a title unification bout set for UFC 212, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 3.