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Nurmagomedov vs Holloway


#1

So looks like Tony Ferguson has pulled out on six days notice with an injury. Really sucks probably would have been a great fight.

Holloway steps up to fill in for Ferguson. Will be a title fight still for 155 lbs strap.

My prediction is Khabib steam rolls right over Max Holloway. Max is a super sharp striker but Khabib is already really big for lightweight I don’t see how a featherweight can handle him.

Opinions?


#2

How does a fighter get injured a week before a fight? That’s an unprofessional approach to training. Mma fighters are way behind other sports when it comes to training smart.


#3

Said he was hurt during promotional event for UFC. Still, ridiculous to get hurt a week before the fight.


#4

But how do you guys think Holloway stacks up?


#5

If he dies, he dies.


#6

Yeah. I am starting to think we may be underestimating Max Holloway a little bit. He is on a 12 fight win streak. He did decisively dismantle Aldo twice. Smoked Pettis before that. To be honest yeah its impressive being 25-0 but I definitely think Holloway has accumulated way more wins over much more accomplished fighters then Khabib. So now I am a little less certain how it turns out. By the way it seems Max Holloways camp reached out to Dana to try and see if they would turn the fight into a 170 catchweight non title fight. Seems Max got heavy.


#7

Pro MMA Fighters cut a lot of weight, combine multiple, difficult to master, very physically demanding and dangerous disciplines. On top of that, they often perform questionable crosstraining.

Together, these three factors are a recipe for desaster. As long as this takes place, there’ll be no end of pull out mercantilism.

Speaking of which, say what you want about the “touch-butt dork”. But his class was relatively low impact (save for the ring work).