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Holloway Wants Khabib And Conor To Combine Powers Captain Planet Style

After a colder than usual spring, Max Holloway wants people with platforms to raise awareness for real issues, not trashy feuds.

In a sport currently dominated by trash talk and outside the cage brawls, Max Holloway continues to be a class act and a gentleman. Perhaps that’s to his disadvantage, as tales of bad behavior from people like T.J. Dillashaw and B.J. Penn continue to overshadow his move up to 155 at UFC 236 to challenge Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight title.

But even if it costs him (and us!) some clicks, Holloway is keeping it positive. He even had a suggestion for Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, whose feud continues to generate ugly moments. Why talk trash when you can encourage people to do something about trash? Help clean the world up because it’s going to hell and soon climate change is going to KO us all.

”Climate change is for real,” Holloway told Sports Illustrated in a recent interview. “Look at the climate change, stop looking at these guys talking about what they’re talking about. They’re not talking about fighting any more. That’s what it’s about.”

When asked about the Khabib-Conor thing by TMZ Sports in another interview, Holloway again turned things back to climate change.

”At the end of the day it’s not even about the sport any more, so I don’t even want to talk about that,” he said. “I’m glad Dana White said he’d intervene. You know, these guys got a big platform, they should talk about more important stuff like climate change.”

”Like right now in New York it’s not supposed to be this cold, I’ve heard it’s supposed to be warmer. And in Hawaii it’s been pretty cold, in the 70s. I know I sound like a big cry baby about 70s, but us Hawaiians are not used to this weather! What’s up with the climate control?”

As Holloway said, an overwhelming majority of climate scientists agree that human made climate change is happening and screwing up our spring. The polar vortexes that hit us several times this winter and the colder than usual temperatures we’re experiencing on the Eastern seaboard right now are caused by rising temperatures slowing down the gulf stream, meaning the polar jet stream heads further south.

It’s all part of thermohaline circulation, and while as usual there’s some disagreement on how badly it’s going to bitch slap us in the future, there’s no denying what it’s doing in the now. But are you going to listen to some random blogger on an MMA site if you’ve got doubts? Probably not. That’s why we need Khabib and Conor on board.

Holloway and Poirier are main-eventing UFC 236, with Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum under them in a fight for the interim middleweight title. Keep in mind this is the first UFC pay-per-view that you can’t order via traditional cable pay-per-view in the United States. Now all orders must go through ESPN+, so keep that in mind when preparing for this must-see event on Saturday April 13th.

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Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami

Everyone’s favorite Irish UFC star and unrepentant law-breaker Conor McGregor is in hot water yet again.

This time, it’s in Miami, FL. The reason? Some jerk was taking pics of McGregor, and McGregor apparently didn’t like that so he grabbed the dude’s phone and smashed it. Which… is considered “Strong Arm Robbery” and “Criminal Mischief” in Miami Beach.

Oh well. Honestly, this isn’t as egregious as smashing a bus with a handtruck. I mean, it’s bad, but not that bad.

What may be bad, though, is Conor’s current suspension by the commission in Nevada. Is this going to put him in even more hot water with them?

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Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami

Everyone’s favorite Irish UFC star and unrepentant law-breaker Conor McGregor is in hot water yet again.

This time, it’s in Miami, FL. The reason? Some jerk was taking pics of McGregor, and McGregor apparently didn’t like that so he grabbed the dude’s phone and smashed it. Which… is considered “Strong Arm Robbery” and “Criminal Mischief” in Miami Beach.

Oh well. Honestly, this isn’t as egregious as smashing a bus with a handtruck. I mean, it’s bad, but not that bad.

What may be bad, though, is Conor’s current suspension by the commission in Nevada. Is this going to put him in even more hot water with them?

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Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami

Everyone’s favorite Irish UFC star and unrepentant law-breaker Conor McGregor is in hot water yet again.

This time, it’s in Miami, FL. The reason? Some jerk was taking pics of McGregor, and McGregor apparently didn’t like that so he grabbed the dude’s phone and smashed it. Which… is considered “Strong Arm Robbery” and “Criminal Mischief” in Miami Beach.

Oh well. Honestly, this isn’t as egregious as smashing a bus with a handtruck. I mean, it’s bad, but not that bad.

What may be bad, though, is Conor’s current suspension by the commission in Nevada. Is this going to put him in even more hot water with them?

The post Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami

Everyone’s favorite Irish UFC star and unrepentant law-breaker Conor McGregor is in hot water yet again.

This time, it’s in Miami, FL. The reason? Some jerk was taking pics of McGregor, and McGregor apparently didn’t like that so he grabbed the dude’s phone and smashed it. Which… is considered “Strong Arm Robbery” and “Criminal Mischief” in Miami Beach.

Oh well. Honestly, this isn’t as egregious as smashing a bus with a handtruck. I mean, it’s bad, but not that bad.

What may be bad, though, is Conor’s current suspension by the commission in Nevada. Is this going to put him in even more hot water with them?

The post Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami

Everyone’s favorite Irish UFC star and unrepentant law-breaker Conor McGregor is in hot water yet again.

This time, it’s in Miami, FL. The reason? Some jerk was taking pics of McGregor, and McGregor apparently didn’t like that so he grabbed the dude’s phone and smashed it. Which… is considered “Strong Arm Robbery” and “Criminal Mischief” in Miami Beach.

Oh well. Honestly, this isn’t as egregious as smashing a bus with a handtruck. I mean, it’s bad, but not that bad.

What may be bad, though, is Conor’s current suspension by the commission in Nevada. Is this going to put him in even more hot water with them?

The post Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami

Everyone’s favorite Irish UFC star and unrepentant law-breaker Conor McGregor is in hot water yet again.

This time, it’s in Miami, FL. The reason? Some jerk was taking pics of McGregor, and McGregor apparently didn’t like that so he grabbed the dude’s phone and smashed it. Which… is considered “Strong Arm Robbery” and “Criminal Mischief” in Miami Beach.

Oh well. Honestly, this isn’t as egregious as smashing a bus with a handtruck. I mean, it’s bad, but not that bad.

What may be bad, though, is Conor’s current suspension by the commission in Nevada. Is this going to put him in even more hot water with them?

The post Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami appeared first on Caged Insider.

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Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami

Everyone’s favorite Irish UFC star and unrepentant law-breaker Conor McGregor is in hot water yet again.

This time, it’s in Miami, FL. The reason? Some jerk was taking pics of McGregor, and McGregor apparently didn’t like that so he grabbed the dude’s phone and smashed it. Which… is considered “Strong Arm Robbery” and “Criminal Mischief” in Miami Beach.

Oh well. Honestly, this isn’t as egregious as smashing a bus with a handtruck. I mean, it’s bad, but not that bad.

What may be bad, though, is Conor’s current suspension by the commission in Nevada. Is this going to put him in even more hot water with them?

The post Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami appeared first on Caged Insider.

Caged Insider

Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami

Everyone’s favorite Irish UFC star and unrepentant law-breaker Conor McGregor is in hot water yet again.

This time, it’s in Miami, FL. The reason? Some jerk was taking pics of McGregor, and McGregor apparently didn’t like that so he grabbed the dude’s phone and smashed it. Which… is considered “Strong Arm Robbery” and “Criminal Mischief” in Miami Beach.

Oh well. Honestly, this isn’t as egregious as smashing a bus with a handtruck. I mean, it’s bad, but not that bad.

What may be bad, though, is Conor’s current suspension by the commission in Nevada. Is this going to put him in even more hot water with them?

The post Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami appeared first on Caged Insider.

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The Iceman Agree-eth: Making Conor McGregor Co-Main Is Dumb

The UFC has been making some real head scratcher decisions lately. Turning down Georges St-Pierre vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov is stupid, but makes a certain amount of sense when you understand UFC president Dana White’s general disdain for GSP. Then there’s Conor McGregor’s latest fight against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, which according to some is being held up because the UFC wants it to be the co-main event.

Wait, what? McGregor as co-main? The biggest draw in UFC history? Well, you see, the UFC is apparently so obsessed with the concept of title fights always being the main event, they won’t even allow a beltless McGregor to headline a card if a championship fight is included.

”It’s a main event fight for sure, no matter what,” MMA legend Chuck Liddell told TMZ Sports when asked about the situation. “Come on, Conor McGregor and Cowboy? F**k. Those are two of my favorite fighters. I love watching those guys fight. Whether you like those guys are not, personality wise, those guys are studs. They fight, they fight tough, they fight brave.”

As for whether McGregor is actually willing to sign on the dotted line against “Cowboy?”

”I think he’ll fight him, he’s a fighter, they should fight,” Liddell said. “It’s a great fight, they’re both good strikers, it’s gonna be a lot of fun. I’m excited for that fight, I hope it happens. I think McGregor’s pulling back to make sure he gets paid right. I think he’s playing it soft cuz he’s ‘I’m not backsliding on this fight, you gonna pay me enough to do this.’ I hope they pay him well for that fight. They should.”

Many are assuming there must be more to it than just the main event slot. Whatever the case, Chuck definitely thinks it’s a fight worth putting together.

”Conor, I don’t have to tell Conor anything,” he said. “He’ll get to it, Conor’ll fight anybody, anyplace, anytime. He’s a businessman too, he’s trying to make some money. I ain’t getting in the way of him making money, but make it happen, boy. I wanna see you and Cowboy get at it!”

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