Max Holloway Sends Classy Message To Daniel Cormier Following UFC 241

Max Holloway has a heartfelt message for Daniel Cormier. This past Saturday night (Aug. 17), Cormier put the heavyweight gold on the line in a rematch with Stipe Miocic. While “DC” was doing well in the early going, Miocic was able to adjus…

Max Holloway has a heartfelt message for Daniel Cormier. This past Saturday night (Aug. 17), Cormier put the heavyweight gold on the line in a rematch with Stipe Miocic. While “DC” was doing well in the early going, Miocic was able to adjust. Once Miocic started digging to the body in the fourth round, he […]

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Dana White Confirms Max Holloway-Alex Volkanovski Won’t Happen At UFC 243

UFC 243 is set to be a massive show for Australia and the only way it could have gotten bigger is if Max Holloway took on Australian Alex Volkanovski for the title. However, given the fact that Holloway just fought in July, it seemed unlikely it would …

UFC 243 is set to be a massive show for Australia and the only way it could have gotten bigger is if Max Holloway took on Australian Alex Volkanovski for the title. However, given the fact that Holloway just fought in July, it seemed unlikely it would happen. Now, UFC president, Dana White confirmed that […]

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Dana White Reveals If Max Holloway vs. Alex Volkanovski Happens At UFC 243

UFC 243 will arguably be the biggest show in the Oceanic region. In the main event, they will have Australian champion, Robert Whittaker taking on the interim champ from New Zealand, Israel Adesanya. The only way it could be bigger was to have Max Holloway defend his featherweight belt against Australian Alex Volkanovski. Yet, for […]

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UFC 243 will arguably be the biggest show in the Oceanic region. In the main event, they will have Australian champion, Robert Whittaker taking on the interim champ from New Zealand, Israel Adesanya. The only way it could be bigger was to have Max Holloway defend his featherweight belt against Australian Alex Volkanovski.

Yet, for Australian fans, that won’t happen according to UFC president Dana White. He cites Holloway’s quick turnaround and having to do another weight cut so quickly again.

“Yeah, no, that’s not happening,” White told Submission Radio when asked if Holloway vs. Volkanovski would happen UFC 243. “I don’t think that Max could turn around and cut the weight again that fast. So, I don’t want to put him in that type of situation.”

Ultimately, it always seemed unlikely given the fact Holloway had just fought in late July and the cut to 145-pounds is not an easy one. He didn’t take much damage in the fight which left some hope. But, even himself after the fight wasn’t sure that would be possible as he wanted to check with doctors.

“We’ll see what happens,” Holloway said at the post-fight press conference about potentially returning at UFC 243. “I look fine, I look great but I’ll wait till my team, I’ll wait till my coaches. We’ve got to get medical testing. I’ve fought three title fights in seven months. I want to fight one more time this year but we’ve got to go take all the right tests and see and we’ll go from there.”

There is no question this is the fight to make, so it should be expected it will happen late 2019 or early 2020. Volkanovski is the clear number one contender for Holloway, but it is a letdown for the Aussie fans that it won’t happen at UFC 243.

Are you surprised Max Holloway vs. Alex Volkanovski won’t happen at UFC 243?

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Frankie Edgar Issues Statement On Moving Down To Bantamweight

The MMA world received some exciting news this morning when it was announced Frankie Edgar would finally move down to bantamweight. The move was one that had been discussed for several years. However, “The Answer” remained steadfast in his …

The MMA world received some exciting news this morning when it was announced Frankie Edgar would finally move down to bantamweight. The move was one that had been discussed for several years. However, “The Answer” remained steadfast in his opposition. That is until he lost a somewhat lackluster decision to featherweight champion Max Holloway at […]

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Breaking: Frankie Edgar Announces Move To Bantamweight

Frankie Edgar is finally moving down to bantamweight. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the former UFC lightweight champion has confirmed he will move down to 135 pounds through his manager Ali Abdelaziz and coach Mark Henry: Edgar has competed …

Frankie Edgar is finally moving down to bantamweight. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the former UFC lightweight champion has confirmed he will move down to 135 pounds through his manager Ali Abdelaziz and coach Mark Henry: Edgar has competed in the UFC’s 145-pound division since early 2013. He’s failed to win a title there in […]

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Chael Sonnen Explains What Jon Jones Can Learn From Max Holloway

Chael Sonnen believes Jon Jones can learn a thing or two from UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway. Holloway recently defended his featherweight title against Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 this past weekend. While “Blessed” was the favorite heading into the fight, there were some who felt an upset was certainly a possibility. In the end, […]

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Chael Sonnen believes Jon Jones can learn a thing or two from UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway.

Holloway recently defended his featherweight title against Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 this past weekend. While “Blessed” was the favorite heading into the fight, there were some who felt an upset was certainly a possibility. In the end, however, it didn’t happen as Holloway comfortably won the fight.

But the fact that people had some doubts, along with Holloway usually always praising his opponents, led to the intrigue in the fight according to Sonnen:

“All you want as a fighter is a question [as to whether they can be beaten],” Sonnen said in a recent video (via BJ Penn). “You want the fans to, as a fighter, as an athlete, you wanna make sure there is no question. You wanna prove your point, you wanna shut everybody up, you wanna earn the respect.

However, from a business standpoint, you don’t ever want that to happen. You want there to always be questions. How will that go? How would this guy do against this opponent?

Jones Does Not Want Questions

Jones, on the other hand, is so insistent that he’s a level above everyone else that he feels disrespected if there are any questions or doubts about him. That is one reason why he is not selling out arenas according to Sonnen:

“I’ll use Jon Jones on the counter side of this,” he explained. “Jon Jones does not want there to be any questions. If you question Jon Jones, you have then disrespected him. He will then be upset. Jon Jones is stupid. Jon Jones is one of the best fighters to ever fight and he doesn’t fight to sold out arenas, and he’s not gonna fight in front of a sold out arena for a meaningful period of time. He could not sell out an arena right now unless he was opposite Daniel Cormier. The reason, he’s stupid.

He doesn’t understand the questions that the fans have is what makes them sit down and tune in. If they know how the movie ends, they’re not going to want to watch it as much as if they can speculate. So for Max, he’s in a very good spot business-wise because there are still questions.”

It’s an interesting theory, but it also fails to regard the fact that Jones consistently outsells Holloway when it comes to pay-per-view buys, even without Cormier as his opponent.

Regardless, what do you think of Sonnen’s comments?

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