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Morning Report: Justin Gaethje: Rematch with Max Holloway can be ‘dream struggle’

Justin Gaethje hopes for one more dance with Max Holloway. UFC 300 was an unforgettable night of action that lived up to the hype and then some. In what many considered the evening’s unofficial main event, fans were treated to the unsurprisingly magical first “BMF” title defense. Unfortunately for the now-former champion Gaethje, the all-time

Morning Report: Justin Gaethje: Rematch with Max Holloway can be ‘dream struggle’

Justin Gaethje hopes for yet another dance with Max Holloway.

UFC 300 was an unforgettable night time of motion that lived as much as the hype after which some. In what many thought of the night’s unofficial most important occasion, followers have been handled to the unsurprisingly magical first “BMF” title protection. Sadly for the now-former champion Gaethje, the all-time nice featherweight Holloway returned to light-weight for the primary time in 5 years and regarded higher than ever.

After getting the perfect of his counterpart three rounds to at least one on two judges’ scorecards, Holloway didn’t need the choice win as he scored a chaotic last-second knockout. The loss snapped Gaethje’s two-fight successful streak and held him again from an anticipated shot at undisputed gold. At the moment taking a break to heal up from the conflict, the 35-year-old Gaethje admits a second “Blessed” bout can be his dream struggle.

“It’s exhausting to image myself preventing somebody from a distinct period,” Gaethje mentioned on FULL SEND GOLF. “I already fought the general public I might have answered like [Donald] ‘Cowboy’ [Cerrone], [Edson] Barboza, Eddie [Alvarez], Dustin [Poirier], Max [Holloway] … I wouldn’t thoughts getting the Max struggle again, however that’s most likely due to recency bias. My final loss, so that you at all times need that one again.

“Poirier beat me, I acquired to get that one again, that was good. Get slightly redemption. Not usually you get that likelihood on this sport.”

Holloway, 32, nonetheless has the choice to return to light-weight, whether or not to defend his BMF title or pursue undisputed gold, however till a door opens, he’s turned his consideration in the direction of featherweight champion Ilia Topuria. In the meantime, Poirier is subsequent to problem 155-pound champion Islam Makhachev at UFC 302 in June.

In his 30-fight profession (25-5), Gaethje has made good on his two rematches towards Luis Palomino and Poirier with second-round stoppage victories by strikes. Not like towards Palomino, nonetheless, Gaethje misplaced his preliminary encounter with Poirier through a fourth-round TKO of their April 2018 conflict.

Gaethje scored his aforementioned redemption over Poirier with a surprising head kick of their BMF title tilt at UFC 291 this previous August. Regardless of pulling off the highlight-reel strike, it even caught Gaethje unexpectedly.

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“Yeah, I used to be shocked,” Gaethje mentioned. “You simply by no means know, dude. You go in there, you throw every thing after which generally one in every of them works. It doesn’t essentially make sense why. I threw it two occasions earlier than that within the first spherical and didn’t clip him like that. Only a loopy sport.

“You suppose every thing’s gonna work, nothing works. You suppose nothing’s gonna work then one factor works. It’s why it’s so attention-grabbing, although. You don’t know what the f*ck’s happening.”


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Let’s get to preventing, gents.

Bro you’re the one making this difficult. Ennnnooouuggghhhh already lol. I’ll “convey your belt” The Bitching Mom Fcker All you’re doing is placing phrases collectively now. You’re spiraling.

— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) May 1, 2024

Dream on.



Pantoe Retains mentioning the sparring from like 6 years in the past, Not me. Ought to I put up or no?

— Sean O’Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) May 1, 2024

Gettin’ rowdy.

Flagrei essa cena entre Alex Poatan e Daniel Cormier nos bastidores do #UFCRio . Os dois começaram brincando de sparring até que o brasileiro colocou o americano pra baixo e teve até segurança pra separar Competitivo ou não o homem?

— Coutinho (@luis_coutinho) May 1, 2024


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Good view.

Think about if.

Breaking information Alexandre Pantoja is out of his struggle towards Steve Erceg, and now Alex Pereira will defend his gentle heavyweight title towards Steve.





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It doesn’t make sense all too quickly, in fact. I don’t suppose anybody may complain a few rematch of Holloway-Gaethje 2, although.

Thanks for studying!

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