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Conor McGregor Throws Some Shade at Max Holloway

It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Conor McGregor comes back to the Octagon and fights anyone that won’t make him millions of dollars.

So it’s a bit puzzling that, after featherweight king Max Holloway bowed out of his fight against Frankie Edgar due to injury, McGregor took to social media to throw some shade at the Hawaiian slugger.

I mean, it’s not like McGregor didn’t beat him or something. And there is no way in hell McGregor – the lightweight champ – is cutting down to featherweight again.

Well, regardless of McGregor’s motivation, here’s the Irishman’s latest jab.

When there is no referee to save you.

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Max Holloway hits back at Conor McGregor on Twitter with sick Mayweather burn

Don’t be dragging Max Holloway into your social media beefs because he brings the fire.

Conor McGregor isn’t fighting in the featherweight division any more, but that didn’t stop him from throwing some shade at current 145 pound champion Max Holloway on Saturday afternoon. Shortly after Holloway was forced off UFC 222 with a leg injury (his first pull out in 18 fights with the UFC), McGregor posted this:

When there is no referee to save you.

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”When there is no referee to save you,” the caption read – a not so subtle jab at Floyd Mayweather, who has been teasing an MMA rematch against the Irish UFC champ.

Holloway didn’t appreciate being dragged into the beef, and here’s how he responded…

”When there is,” he said with a picture of McGregor being saved from Mayweather by the ref in the 10th round of their boxing superfight.

McGregor beat Holloway back in 2013, but Max can take a little pride in being the only UFC featherweight the Irish fighter didn’t manage to finish. Since then Holloway has gone on an impressive 12 fight win streak, taking the 145 pound title off Jose Aldo and then defeating him again in a rematch six months later.

We doubt Max and Conor will meet in the cage again now that McGregor is fighting at moneyweight, but you have to wonder how he’d fare against Holloway these days.

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Midnight Mania! Holloway and Edgar launch the meme wars

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We’ve got the heavyweight and light heavyweight UFC titles on the line tomorrow night, while possibly the two best welterweights fight in Bellator. I’m stoked. But there is more coming down the pike: the title fights at the upcoming UFC 222 and 223 cards are pretty damn awesome too; Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar at featherweight and Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov at lightweight.

Max Holloway is winning the internet, if you haven’t been paying attention. He’s the hero featherweight deserves, and the one it needs right now.

He started out by trolling Frankie Edgar with this tweet:

Not nicknamed the Answer for nothing, Frankie Edgar had a pretty good response:

Since we on game show memes I think I like this one……..And New!! @ufc 222

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But Max had an answer for the answer, responding by pointing out Edgar’s perennial contender status at featherweight. The underrated part that really makes this tweet is that he made sure to point out he was using Pat Sajak’s voice.

Yeah, I can’t wait for this one.

I’m here for this post-Conor McGregor world. This is great.


Insomnia

Pretty cool video highlighting one of the many talented but undervalued flyweights, Dustin Ortiz:

You want to get something into Midnight Mania? Sometimes, it’s this simple. Pretty cool to see Khabib’s fans drive hours to see him. He’s got that “it” factor, whatever it is, that authenticity of charisma that makes him a star.

Deal of a lifetime

Longtime MMA trainer and former fighter Din Thomas with an important observation on race in America.

This longsword fight had some awesome choreography

HARD FIGHT ON LONGSWORDS

HARD FIGHT ON LONGSWORDS

Longsword VS Longsword from Ben Aycrigg & Adam Lytle

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Accurate

Paul Daley isn’t happy with Bellator’s kid glove treatment of Michael Venom Page.


Upcoming Fights


Slips, Rips, and Sumo Clips

Nice overhand

Armbars for days

Ouch. Ouch ouch ouch. My balls hurt just watching this.

Nice KO

Nothing like being choked and having your arm pinned to induce that sense of panic

Sumo can hurt


Good Reads

  • This profile of Stipe Miocic in his natural habitat at his firehouse and his gym peal back the curtain of his indifferent public persona to get at who he is- which is, as it turns out, someone who gets a huge kick out of being there for people in trouble. Trust me, you want Stipe Miocic on your zombie apocalypse team.
  • Bad news for combat sports athletes: CTE can happen independent of concussion; in other words, it’s death by 1,000 jabs. That’s according to a new study found by injury lawyer and combat sports enthusiast Erik McGraken.

Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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Max Holloway vs Frankie Edgar odds: ‘Blessed’ opens as sizable favorite over ‘The Answer’ for UFC 222 main event

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion, Max Holloway, is all set to defend his 145-pound title against ex-lightweight kingpin Frankie Edgar in the UFC 222 pay-per-view (PPV) main event (details), locked and loaded for Sat., March 3, 2018 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And he’ll do it as the -280 favorite (5/14).

That’s according to our fiscal friends at Bovada, who opened Edgar at +225 (3/4). That’s not a far cry from their original betting line at UFC 218, a booking that was ultimately scrapped when the challenger was felled by a nasty eye injury.

With “The Answer” fielding questions from this doubting Thomas, “Blessed” (19-3) went on to eliminate former champion Jose Aldo from the 145-pound title race, in what amounted to the Hawaiian’s twelfth straight win (and third straight finish).

Edgar (22-5-1), meanwhile, has not competed since beating the brakes off Yair Rodriguez last May, one of two consecutive wins after the aforementioned Aldo (temporarily) bounced him from the featherweight title picture.

So … these odds sound about right to you?

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Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar Going to Meet at UFC 222

The best featherweight in the world is finally going to meet the top contender. In theory, at least. Max Holloway, who earned his belt by wrecking Jose Aldo (and then beat Aldo soundly again), will take on top challenger Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 in Las Vegas. Maybe. Keep in mind that these two were […]

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Jose Aldo issues statement following second loss to Max Holloway at UFC 218

The long-time Featherweight champ shares some words following his latest defeat in Detroit.

With the unexpected removal of Frankie Edgar from UFC 218 weeks before the event with a broken orbital, Jose Aldo was called up and sat poised to retake the featherweight title that had once been his for so long. Unfortunately, things didn’t go his way in the rematch against Max Holloway, and the rugged Brazilian warrior fell in the third round to Holloway’s relentless assault.

Now Aldo has released a statement via social media.

“I only have to thank my family that I love for everything, and my team Nova Uniao, the best in the world, for making me great and champion, and my friends and fans that are always with me,” Aldo wrote. “Thank you all! I will be always optimistic because believing is the first step to making it happen.”

The loss to Holloway puts Aldo in the unfortunate position of having lost to the current champion twice, basically eliminating his chance of another shot at the title so long as “Blessed” holds the belt. It’s unclear whether the 145-pound legend will continue to fight at that weight class, and also uncertain that he continues fighting in UFC at all after the last two bouts on his contract are up.

In the past Aldo has talked about a move to 155, or even a move to boxing. Now might be a good time for either of those moves, as he looked completely destroyed on the scale during the UFC 218 weigh-ins. And if fighting in the UFC is getting old for him, maybe there’ll be a spot for him in the upcoming boxing events the UFC is working on putting together?

Whatever the case, no one can deny the amazing things Aldo did over his 13 year career and eight years at the top of the Featherweight division as champion.

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Max Holloway Declines ‘Best Ever’ Label Following Second Victory Over Jose Aldo

Sports entertainment star Ric Flair coined the phrase, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”
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Max Holloway Declines ‘Best Ever’ Label Following Second Victory Over Jose Aldo

Sports entertainment star Ric Flair coined the phrase, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”
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Max Holloway Declines ‘Best Ever’ Label Following Second Victory Over Jose Aldo

Sports entertainment star Ric Flair coined the phrase, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”
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Max Holloway Declines ‘Best Ever’ Label Following Second Victory Over Jose Aldo

Sports entertainment star Ric Flair coined the phrase, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.”
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