On December 2, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan for one of its much-anticipated events this 2017, UFC 218. Headlining the card is a rematch between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo Jr. for the UFC featherweight championship.

In June, at UFC 212, Holloway scored a technical knockout victory over Aldo to capture the title. The pride of Hawaii needed just three rounds to put out arguably the best featherweight to compete in mixed martial arts.

Before Aldo stepped up and was named the featherweight title challenger for UFC 218, that label belonged to Frankie Edgar.

Unfortunately, the ex-lightweight titleholder was forced to withdraw because of an injury he sustained while training for the championship showcase.

With the rematch already set, Holloway is ready for it. Speaking to TMZ recently, the 25-year-old UFC champion is getting motivation from Drake. Holloway referenced a Drake song when he talked about his second meeting with Aldo. "Back to back against one of the GOATs in our division, let's do it. Be like Drake," he stated.

Despite the confidence, Holloway emphasized that he has respect for Aldo. Holloway acknowledged everything the Brazilian did for the sport and the promotions he fought for, and understands he has a long way to go before he can match the legacy of the former king of the featherweight division.

Dana White doubts Edgar

A few days ago, UFC president Dana White cast doubt on the injury suffered by Frankie Edgar. As mentioned, Edgar was the man initially scheduled to face featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 218.

Earlier this week, while facing the media in Las Vegas, White questioned Edgar's injury that forced him out of UFC 218.

"My question for Frankie – and I haven’t talked to Frankie yet, Frankie is in Russia or something right now, I think – but how do you break your orbital in training?" the UFC honcho asked per MMA Junkie. White wanted to know who hit Edgard hard enough in training for him to get injured.

Co-main event

Ahead of the rematch between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo, there is another exciting matchup with championship implications.

The co-main event of UFC 218 will feature two heavyweight contenders who are a win away from a title shot. Alistair Overeem (no. 1 ranked heavyweight) is going to take on Francis Ngannou (no. 4). Both are excellent strikers, which makes their bout a much-anticipated one.