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Dana White Picks Max Holloway as Featherweight GOAT

Max Holloway GOAT

In the ongoing debate about who the greatest featherweight fighter of all time is, UFC president Dana White has weighed in, naming Max Holloway as his pick for the title.

Holloway, known for his impressive reign over the 145lb weight class, held the featherweight championship for two years before being dethroned by Alexander Volkanovski in 2019. Notably, Holloway has competed in the most bouts at featherweight, tying with Darren Elkins at 26, and boasts the highest number of wins in the division with 20 victories.

While Holloway’s case for being the GOAT is strong, some argue that fighters like Volkanovski and Jose Aldo surpass him due to their multiple title defenses. Aldo, for instance, holds the record for the most title defenses at seven, followed closely by Volkanovski with five.

Conor McGregor, another dominant figure in the featherweight division, is also considered by some fans for his undeniable impact on the sport.

Despite the competition, White stands firm in his belief that Holloway is the greatest featherweight of all time. In an interview with First Take with Stephen A. Smith, White expressed his admiration for Holloway’s skill and fan appeal, labeling him as “probably the greatest featherweight of all time.”

Holloway’s upcoming bout against Justin Gaethje for the BMF (Baddest Mother F***er) belt further solidifies his status as a top contender. Moving up to the lightweight division for the fight, Holloway aims to add another accolade to his impressive career.

The BMF title, conceived as a symbol of toughness and excitement in the sport, has seen memorable matchups since its inception. With fighters like Gaethje and Holloway headlining, the BMF title has gained significant attention from fans and fighters alike.

Reflecting on the origins of the BMF title, White explained its creation during a brainstorming session, highlighting the desire to showcase thrilling matchups that fans love. Gaethje and Holloway’s upcoming clash exemplifies this spirit, embodying the essence of the BMF title and promising an exhilarating showdown for fans worldwide.

Credit: Talk Sport

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