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UFC 231 Results: Max Holloway Silences the Doubters, Stops Brian Ortega

I doubted Max Holloway. I admit it.

He was unable to make it to the scale for his last couple of fights, and by all appearances, it seemed as if the cut down to featherweight was getting to be too much for the champ. So when it was announced he’d finally be facing top challenger Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231, I was skeptical he’d even make it to the cage. Or, the very least, he’d be too depleted from his weight cut to do anything but lose.

I was wrong.

For four rounds, Holloway beat the ever-lovin’ crap out of Ortega, feeding him a steady stream of punches that eventually turned the challenger’s face into a Tiki mask.

UFC 231 Results: Max Holloway Silences the Doubters, Stops Brian Ortega

I doubted Max Holloway. I admit it.

He was unable to make it to the scale for his last couple of fights, and by all appearances, it seemed as if the cut down to featherweight was getting to be too much for the champ. So when it was announced he’d finally be facing top challenger Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231, I was skeptical he’d even make it to the cage. Or, the very least, he’d be too depleted from his weight cut to do anything but lose.

I was wrong.

For four rounds, Holloway beat the ever-lovin’ crap out of Ortega, feeding him a steady stream of punches that eventually turned the challenger’s face into a Tiki mask.

UFC 231 Results: Max Holloway Silences the Doubters, Stops Brian Ortega

I doubted Max Holloway. I admit it.

He was unable to make it to the scale for his last couple of fights, and by all appearances, it seemed as if the cut down to featherweight was getting to be too much for the champ. So when it was announced he’d finally be facing top challenger Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231, I was skeptical he’d even make it to the cage. Or, the very least, he’d be too depleted from his weight cut to do anything but lose.

I was wrong.

For four rounds, Holloway beat the ever-lovin’ crap out of Ortega, feeding him a steady stream of punches that eventually turned the challenger’s face into a Tiki mask.

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UFC 231 Results: Max Holloway Silences the Doubters, Stops Brian Ortega

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I doubted Max Holloway. I admit it.

He was unable to make it to the scale for his last couple of fights, and by all appearances, it seemed as if the cut down to featherweight was getting to be too much for the champ. So when it was announced he’d finally be facing top challenger Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231, I was skeptical he’d even make it to the cage. Or, the very least, he’d be too depleted from his weight cut to do anything but lose.

I was wrong.

For four rounds, Holloway beat the ever-lovin’ crap out of Ortega, feeding him a steady stream of punches that eventually turned the challenger’s face into a Tiki mask.

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UFC 231 Primer: The Max Holloway Countdown Is On

admin / December 9, 2018 / No comments

The last time featherweight champ Max Holloway was supposed to fight, he was pulled because he was a damn mess. The time before that, the Commission in New York pulled the plug. So the big question is: will Holloway be able to face challenger Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231 this weekend?

If you ask Ortega, he’s not so sure.

Meanwhile, UFC boss Dana White thinks Holloway shouldn’t be trying to cut down to 145 pounds anymore. As per MMAJunkie:

“It’s weird; I’m not nervous, but I should be,” White told MMAjunkie. “You know, I didn’t want him to fight again at ’45. He wanted this fight so bad. He got cleared by every test and doctor and everything we’ve done. Came in light this week, so we’ll see what happens. Yeah, it would be really bad if he didn’t make weight.”

“I think he needs to go to ’55,” White said. “He’s too big for this weight. You can’t keep doing this to yourself and cutting to ’45. But you know what he wanted? He wants this Ortega fight. He wants to fight Ortega so bad. This is the fight he wanted. He got it. He medically got cleared, and he got what he wanted.”

By all accounts, Holloway looked full of pep at today’s open workouts in Toronto. But the weigh-ins are tomorrow, so we’ll know for sure then.

The countdown is on, folks.

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UFC 231 Primer: The Max Holloway Countdown Is On

admin / December 9, 2018 / No comments

The last time featherweight champ Max Holloway was supposed to fight, he was pulled because he was a damn mess. The time before that, the Commission in New York pulled the plug. So the big question is: will Holloway be able to face challenger Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231 this weekend?

If you ask Ortega, he’s not so sure.

Meanwhile, UFC boss Dana White thinks Holloway shouldn’t be trying to cut down to 145 pounds anymore. As per MMAJunkie:

“It’s weird; I’m not nervous, but I should be,” White told MMAjunkie. “You know, I didn’t want him to fight again at ’45. He wanted this fight so bad. He got cleared by every test and doctor and everything we’ve done. Came in light this week, so we’ll see what happens. Yeah, it would be really bad if he didn’t make weight.”

“I think he needs to go to ’55,” White said. “He’s too big for this weight. You can’t keep doing this to yourself and cutting to ’45. But you know what he wanted? He wants this Ortega fight. He wants to fight Ortega so bad. This is the fight he wanted. He got it. He medically got cleared, and he got what he wanted.”

By all accounts, Holloway looked full of pep at today’s open workouts in Toronto. But the weigh-ins are tomorrow, so we’ll know for sure then.

The countdown is on, folks.

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UFC 231 Primer: The Max Holloway Countdown Is On

admin / December 8, 2018 / No comments

The last time featherweight champ Max Holloway was supposed to fight, he was pulled because he was a damn mess. The time before that, the Commission in New York pulled the plug. So the big question is: will Holloway be able to face challenger Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231 this weekend?

If you ask Ortega, he’s not so sure.

Meanwhile, UFC boss Dana White thinks Holloway shouldn’t be trying to cut down to 145 pounds anymore. As per MMAJunkie:

“It’s weird; I’m not nervous, but I should be,” White told MMAjunkie. “You know, I didn’t want him to fight again at ’45. He wanted this fight so bad. He got cleared by every test and doctor and everything we’ve done. Came in light this week, so we’ll see what happens. Yeah, it would be really bad if he didn’t make weight.”

“I think he needs to go to ’55,” White said. “He’s too big for this weight. You can’t keep doing this to yourself and cutting to ’45. But you know what he wanted? He wants this Ortega fight. He wants to fight Ortega so bad. This is the fight he wanted. He got it. He medically got cleared, and he got what he wanted.”

By all accounts, Holloway looked full of pep at today’s open workouts in Toronto. But the weigh-ins are tomorrow, so we’ll know for sure then.

The countdown is on, folks.

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UFC 231 Primer: The Max Holloway Countdown Is On

admin / December 8, 2018 / No comments

The last time featherweight champ Max Holloway was supposed to fight, he was pulled because he was a damn mess. The time before that, the Commission in New York pulled the plug. So the big question is: will Holloway be able to face challenger Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231 this weekend?

If you ask Ortega, he’s not so sure.

Meanwhile, UFC boss Dana White thinks Holloway shouldn’t be trying to cut down to 145 pounds anymore. As per MMAJunkie:

“It’s weird; I’m not nervous, but I should be,” White told MMAjunkie. “You know, I didn’t want him to fight again at ’45. He wanted this fight so bad. He got cleared by every test and doctor and everything we’ve done. Came in light this week, so we’ll see what happens. Yeah, it would be really bad if he didn’t make weight.”

“I think he needs to go to ’55,” White said. “He’s too big for this weight. You can’t keep doing this to yourself and cutting to ’45. But you know what he wanted? He wants this Ortega fight. He wants to fight Ortega so bad. This is the fight he wanted. He got it. He medically got cleared, and he got what he wanted.”

By all accounts, Holloway looked full of pep at today’s open workouts in Toronto. But the weigh-ins are tomorrow, so we’ll know for sure then.

The countdown is on, folks.

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UFC 231 Primer: The Max Holloway Countdown Is On

admin / December 7, 2018 / No comments

The last time featherweight champ Max Holloway was supposed to fight, he was pulled because he was a damn mess. The time before that, the Commission in New York pulled the plug. So the big question is: will Holloway be able to face challenger Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231 this weekend?

If you ask Ortega, he’s not so sure.

Meanwhile, UFC boss Dana White thinks Holloway shouldn’t be trying to cut down to 145 pounds anymore. As per MMAJunkie:

“It’s weird; I’m not nervous, but I should be,” White told MMAjunkie. “You know, I didn’t want him to fight again at ’45. He wanted this fight so bad. He got cleared by every test and doctor and everything we’ve done. Came in light this week, so we’ll see what happens. Yeah, it would be really bad if he didn’t make weight.”

“I think he needs to go to ’55,” White said. “He’s too big for this weight. You can’t keep doing this to yourself and cutting to ’45. But you know what he wanted? He wants this Ortega fight. He wants to fight Ortega so bad. This is the fight he wanted. He got it. He medically got cleared, and he got what he wanted.”

By all accounts, Holloway looked full of pep at today’s open workouts in Toronto. But the weigh-ins are tomorrow, so we’ll know for sure then.

The countdown is on, folks.

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UFC 231 Primer: The Max Holloway Countdown Is On

admin / December 7, 2018 / No comments

The last time featherweight champ Max Holloway was supposed to fight, he was pulled because he was a damn mess. The time before that, the Commission in New York pulled the plug. So the big question is: will Holloway be able to face challenger Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231 this weekend?

If you ask Ortega, he’s not so sure.

Meanwhile, UFC boss Dana White thinks Holloway shouldn’t be trying to cut down to 145 pounds anymore. As per MMAJunkie:

“It’s weird; I’m not nervous, but I should be,” White told MMAjunkie. “You know, I didn’t want him to fight again at ’45. He wanted this fight so bad. He got cleared by every test and doctor and everything we’ve done. Came in light this week, so we’ll see what happens. Yeah, it would be really bad if he didn’t make weight.”

“I think he needs to go to ’55,” White said. “He’s too big for this weight. You can’t keep doing this to yourself and cutting to ’45. But you know what he wanted? He wants this Ortega fight. He wants to fight Ortega so bad. This is the fight he wanted. He got it. He medically got cleared, and he got what he wanted.”

By all accounts, Holloway looked full of pep at today’s open workouts in Toronto. But the weigh-ins are tomorrow, so we’ll know for sure then.

The countdown is on, folks.

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