“Some Guys in the Media Are Receiving Threats”- Max Holloway Asks His Fans to Respect the Decision at UFC 251

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July 13, 2020 3:20 pm

Former champion Max Holloway had an unsuccessful attempt at the UFC featherweight title against Alexander Volkanovski at the co-main event of UFC 251 this week. Max Holloway significantly outpointed Volkanovski for the primary three rounds. However, ‘The Great’ bounced back in the final two rounds and retained his UFC gold. The judges scored the contest 48-47, 48-47, and 47-48 and awarded Alexander Volkanovski the win.

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However, numerous fight fans and MMA veterans have already voiced their disapproval towards the decision, claiming that Max Holloway has been robbed of his victory. Alexander Volkanovski still has the featherweight title around his waist. Despite that, the Australian has been severely criticized by fight fans and netizens all over the internet.

Meanwhile, the entire scenario took a worse turn after a media person reportedly received threat calls for citing that the result of the match was fair. However, ‘Blessed’ displayed sportsmanship by standing against the stunt and claiming that he is not okay with it.

UFC 251: Max Holloway stands against the ‘death threats’ received by a media person

Max Holloway tweeted out some messages and clarified the entire scenario. Holloway appeared equally unhappy with the results of his latest performance against Alexander Volkanovski. However, he justified his stance towards the entire situation. Holloway expressed his gratitude towards all his fans but stated that threat calls aren’t right.

Max Holloway further tweeted and preached some philosophical words for his fans. According to Holloway, life is unfair and for some people, it will always be the same. However, the Hawaiian also assured some hope to the world and all of his fans.

In the third tweet, Holloway revealed that the “Blessed Era“ continues. Fans can take this to mean that the Hawaiian is still hungry to step inside the octagon. Even though he is currently on a two-fight losing streak, Holloway is still one of the best 145 lbs fighters from the existing featherweight roster.

Meanwhile, Dana White has also said that he is looking forward to line up Holloway opposite Volkanovski for one more time. So, fight fans could potentially witness one of the biggest rubber contests in the history of UFC featherweight division.

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Raj Sarkar

Raj Sarkar is a Boxing author at Essentially sports. He also happens to be a combat sports fan who takes an interest in everything and anything that is combat sports.

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