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Dana White Wants Holloway to Move to 155 Pounds: ‘Everybody in the Top 5 is a Fun Fight for Him’

If Dana White gets his way, Max Holloway’s days as the world’s top featherweight could be numbered.
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Dana White Wants Holloway to Move to 155 Pounds: ‘Everybody in the Top 5 is a Fun Fight for Him’

If Dana White gets his way, Max Holloway’s days as the world’s top featherweight could be numbered.
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Dana White Wants Holloway to Move to 155 Pounds: ‘Everybody in the Top 5 is a Fun Fight for Him’

If Dana White gets his way, Max Holloway’s days as the world’s top featherweight could be numbered.
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Dana White Wants Holloway to Move to 155 Pounds: ‘Everybody in the Top 5 is a Fun Fight for Him’

If Dana White gets his way, Max Holloway’s days as the world’s top featherweight could be numbered.
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Dana White Is Done With Greg Hardy Questions

UFC president Dana White has been getting a lot of heat for trying to turn former NFL player Greg Hardy into a new featured attraction in the UFC’s heavyweight division.

The problem? Hardy’s troubling past, which includes a pretty horrific case of domestic violence. After landing a development deal through Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series that paid him as he cut his teeth in the minors, Hardy will now debut in the big leagues on the UFC’s first ESPN+ card in January.

Including Hardy on a historic card was bad enough for some, even before they realized he was now sharing the card with flyweight Rachel Ostovich. Ostovich was nearly taken out of her fight with Paige VanZant after her husband allegedly assaulted her, damaging her orbital bone and causing her to cough up blood. Ostovich fought to stay on the card, not just for herself but to send a message … one the UFC is kinda muddying up with Hardy’s inclusion.

Much hay has been made on the topic since the announcement earlier this week, and White officially put the hammer down on Hardy questions at a UFC 231 media scrum Friday night.

”So we’ve been building this ESPN card for a while, and he was one of the guys that we had planned on putting on that card,” White explained. “But no, [Ostovich] wasn’t booked. And then she came off the card. I’m not going to talk about Greg Hardy any more. I already covered this. I’m not playing this bulls**t with you guys. He’s on the UFC roster. Period. End of story.”

”He’s on the roster!” White said, getting agitated. “Listen, you guys want to be sensitive about s**t? Anyone can be sensitive about anything. You can make an issue about everything. The wierd thing is that you guys give a f**k but she doesn’t. She doesn’t care! You know what she said yesterday in her statement? ‘Please stop asking me about this. I want to focus on training. I don’t want this to be an issue for me. I don’t know this guy, this guy has nothing to do with me. I have nothing to do with this guy, this guy has never done anything to me. This isn’t an issue.’ You, you, you, and a lot of other people are making this an issue.”

”It’s not an issue for her. She doesn’t have an issue with this. She actually doesn’t want to talk about it any more and she asked you yesterday ‘Please, I don’t want to talk about this any more. I want to move on with my training and focus on that. So if you guys want to keep bringing this up and making it an issue, you can. And I get it, it probably gets hits and probably does well for you guys, but she doesn’t want to talk about it any more.”

”So that’s the end of the story,” he said, cutting off follow up questions. “I’m done with it. I’m done with it. I’m done with it. I’M DONE WITH IT! I’m done! Don’t make me leave. I’m done with it.”

He thinks he’s done with it? UFC on ESPN+ 1 is still over 40 days away. We doubt he’s done with it at all.

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Dana White Responds to Criticism About Booking Greg Hardy on Brooklyn Card

Addressing the controversy regarding the booking of Greg Hardy on the same card as recent alleged domestic violence victim Rachael Ostovich, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White defended the decision while responding to criticism.
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Dana White Responds to Criticism About Booking Greg Hardy on Brooklyn Card

Addressing the controversy regarding the booking of Greg Hardy on the same card as recent alleged domestic violence victim Rachael Ostovich, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White defended the decision while responding to criticism.
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White: Max Too Big To Keep Fighting At Featherweight

Max Holloway has never missed weight, but his last bout was axed after “Blessed” suffered setbacks during the weight-cutting process to make the Featherweight limit. But at age 27, it seems Max’s cut down to 145 could be getting tougher, which means a future at Lightweight could be in store for the current champion.

It’s something Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White prefers.

“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.”

Indeed, there is still so much mystery regrading what actually forced Max out of his fight against Ortega at UFC 226. Still, everything seems to be on track for Holloway to make it to the weigh-ins and fight night with no hiccups. If all goes as planned, White still wants “Blessed” to fight a division above.

“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.”

Max has been open to the idea of moving up to Lightweight in the past, especially since United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) has made a bit tougher for fighters to cut weight because of the ban on IV’s for hydration.

Indeed, the outcome of Saturday night’s fight could be a major factor in Max’s decision to either stay put or move up to 155 pounds.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 231 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

To see who else is fighting at UFC 231: ‘Holloway vs Ortega’ click here.

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Dana White Responds to Criticism About Booking Greg Hardy on Brooklyn Card

Addressing the controversy regarding the booking of Greg Hardy on the same card as recent alleged domestic violence victim Rachael Ostovich, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White defended the decision while responding to criticism.
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Dana White Responds to Criticism About Booking Greg Hardy on Brooklyn Card

Addressing the controversy regarding the booking of Greg Hardy on the same card as recent alleged domestic violence victim Rachael Ostovich, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White defended the decision while responding to criticism.
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