Joe Rogan watched as one of the greatest champions in UFC history got KO’d again at UFC 212…
Following last night’s epic UFC 212 pay-per-view, the UFC featherweight division is truly shook up. Facing arguably the greatest featherweight of all-time in Jose Aldo, Max Holloway put on a career performance.
Going up against a surging contender like Holloway was never going to be easy, but Aldo had overcome so many challenges like this in the past. Eventually it was the speed and relentless attack of ‘Blessed’ that won the day.
Finishing Aldo in the third round, Holloway capped off an exciting fight with a savage finish. Although Joe Rogan was not present in his usual commentary spot, he watched the fight with Brendan Schaub and co.
Rogan’s reaction was typically entertaining. Skip to the 1:57:00 mark in the video below to watch Rogan, Schaub, Eddie Bravo and Bryan Callen react to Aldo vs. Holloway:
Rogan’s Comments on Aldo During Fight Week
Earlier this week, the popular UFC commentator had mentioned Aldo during another podcast episode. As transcribed by MMAFighting.com:
“Aldo’s legacy and his reign is always gonna be tarnished by that 13 seconds against McGregor. Which is so crazy because you take away that fight and he’s got one brutal war with Chad Mendes where he got rocked and stunned, which is a tough fight – the second one – great fight. And those are the only hard moments he’s had inside the octagon other than maybe round five against Ricardo Lamas.”
“Lamas had him down and was doing a little bit of ground and pound in the fifth round and that was Aldo was too drained making that weight, but he’s smaller now. Generally he looks smaller. He definitely chose to slim down because he was having unbelievably brutal weight cuts early in his career. He was just too big for the weight class so he just chose to slim his body down.”
What’s next for Aldo? You’d think that retirement is likely now, although he has spoken frequently about transitioning to boxing. The following image captured by Esther Lin of MMAFighting.com says more about last night’s events than any words can.
Below you can also find the full UFC 212 results list:
Full UFC 212 Results
(Main Event) Featherweight Championship: Max Holloway def. Jose Aldo via TKO (third round)
(Co-Main Event) Women’s Strawweight: Claudia Gadelha def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via submission (first round)
Middleweight: Vitor Belfort def. Nate Marquardt via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Middleweight: Paulo Borrachinha def. Oluwale Bamgbose via TKO (second round)
Welterweight: Yancy Medeiros def. Erick Silva via TKO (second round)
Bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao def. Marlon Moraes via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Middleweight: Antonio Carlos Junior def. Eric Spicely via submission (second round)
Bantamweight: Matthew Lopez def. Johnny Eduardo via TKO (first round)
Bantamweight: Brian Kelleher def. Iuri Alcantara via submission (first round)
Women’s Strawweight: Viviane Pereira def. Jamie Moyle via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight: Luan Chagas def. Jim Wallhead via submission (second round)
Flyweight: Deiveson Figueiredo def. Marco Beltran via TKO (second round)