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Max Holloway has developed a lot over the years. His current 12-fight win streak and the undisputed featherweight belt around his waist attest to the growth that occurred in the Octagon.
But Holloway has also grown in another area important to UFC stardom: his social media game. Max is a savvy player of the interwebs, and his trolling of Conor McGregor has been both genuine and funny. His latest zing pokes fun at McGregor’s Burger King advertisement, which, let’s be honest, was pretty easy to do.
You went from King of Ireland to King of “chicken”? Looking forward to the two strips meal coming April 7.
PS Shout out to the real fighting Irish. The ones who value whats in heart before wahts on waist. Hawaii respects you and welcomes you with open arms.
You went from King of Ireland to King of "chicken"? Looking forward to the two strips meal coming April 7.— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) March 5, 2018
PS Shout out to the real fighting Irish. The ones who value whats in heart before whats on waist. Hawaii respects you and welcomes you with open arms https://t.co/kqyiAw3PDY
The barb comes after McGregor replied to Holloway’s praise for Frankie Edgar following UFC 222.
Kid, you bounced. Leave it.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 5, 2018
Holloway will face this weekend’s co-main event winner, Brian “T-City” Ortega, in his next title defense, possibly at UFC 226.
Cain Velasquez, contrary to what Daniel Cormier thought, would be willing to “fight’ Brock Lesnar in the WWE.
I’ve never seen a guy wrestle a horse to the ground.
Valentina Shevchenko is choosing the date she will be crowned flyweight champion.
Correction: UFC 225 in Chicago.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 5, 2018
Being chased by... a cheetah??
At long last, the fight I’ve been waiting years to see.
Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton Jackson 4 in the works for Bellator event in Brazil: https://t.co/KL27dQp9Ng— Sub-Zero MMA (@SubZeroMMA) March 5, 2018
High Times in the 209 for Nate Diaz
Brian Barbarena with a brand new workout. No one has ever tried this before.
Frankie Edgar is the definition of ‘class act’.
Saturday did not go as planned, congrats to Ortega he definitely got me with some good ones. Thanks to all my peers, my team, my friends, and my fans for their nice words, they don't go unnoticed. All I can do now is dust myself off and get ready to put it all on the line again.— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) March 5, 2018
Meisha sided with her ex Bryan Caraway, thinking he should have gotten the nod on the weekend over Cody Stamann.
Seems like they could have found a better fight for Mirko Cro Cop than Roy Nelson. Last time they fought Nelson smothered Mirko.
Bellator officially announces Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson at Bellator 200 in May, in London. Seven years after the original, at UFC 137 (Roy won via TKO). Cro Cop left the UFC in 2015, after he was suspended 2 years for HGH. 5-0 in Rizin during that time.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 5, 2018
Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier discuss judge Adelaide Byrd pic.twitter.com/U65WAz37fu— Boxing Memes (@Boxing_Memes) March 4, 2018
Roy Nelson isn’t sure Lombard should have lost by DQ- should it have been a no-contest?
The only way referees should stop fights pic.twitter.com/FwpAez5iRW— AcidHaze (@AcidHaze) March 4, 2018
Dana White made the right call, judging by the reactions to Wilder-Ortiz online.
Al Iaquinta had some pointed criticism for Andre Soukhamthath. He wasn’t the only one. Soukhamthath would almost certainly have won by TKO if he had kept the fight standing in the third round.
You blew it soukamtoghhhdbshbssj— Alexander Jay (@ALIAQUINTA) March 4, 2018
That guy is the dumbest fighter I’ve ever seen, he actually thought he won— Alexander Jay (@ALIAQUINTA) March 4, 2018
Leslie Smith knows how to appeal to what matters to Sean O’Malley.
Congratulations! But you're still not getting paid what you are worth for your fights and for how much attention you bring to the UFC. Authorization cards are at https://t.co/2ge9mLExJX and they only take a few minutes to sign online. Signing shit got weed legal @SugaSeanMMA— Leslie Smith (@LeslieSmith_GF) March 4, 2018
Sean O’Malley’s afterparty got a little wild.
Slips, Rips, KO Clips
This kid looks promising
Bantamweight prospect, Koichi Ishizuka, improves his record to 14-3 pic.twitter.com/M0OJVq8te2— Cerebral Hunter (@Delisketo) March 5, 2018
Rin Nakai: back with a vengeance.
I’ve never seen a wrestler just hurl another wrestler’s face into the mat like this.
The beginning of the end for Frankie Edgar against Brian Ortega
Killing the body
- How is MMA like ramen? Middle Easy asks the important questions.
- Canelo failed a drug test he’s blaming on tainted meat
I’ve never seen this. Maybe someday.
Feeling lucky to have spent my first ever sighting of the northern lights with some really special people. At first, the perception I had of this light was untaught - I had no idea that they moved so fast, are much stronger on camera and can (dis)appear within minutes from each other. While we were all running around trying to catch the greatest angle, this was a pretty unprepared moment... so I’m surprised I even caught a clear shot while figuring out the best settings ♂️