No, Justin Gaethje vs Max Holloway at UFC 300 Isn’t Cancelled as Google Cites

Published 04/11/2024, 12:31 PM EDT

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UFC 300 is just a few hours away, and the MMA world awaits the promotion’s biggest event of the year. UFC CEO Dana White has worked tirelessly to create the best fight card for the event. And one of the most talked-about fights is the BMF title fight between Max Holloway and Justin Gaethje. But here’s the catch: a Google search query mentioned the match getting canceled! So, let’s get our facts right. 

Max Holloway vs Justin Gaethje is happening for sure!

Several fight fans recently took to social media to report that the Gaethje-Holloway fight was withdrawn. However, it now seems that it is a glitch by the tech giants. UFC has not confirmed any such news, and the BMF title fight at UFC 300 is still on. In the aftermath of the event, many MMA fans and social media users entered into a war of words. In fact, the official UFC 300 site still has the fight card enlisted which naturally confirms that the BMF title is indeed happening.


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Justin Gaethje also looked surprised with the news that got shared on Instagram. The video features ‘The Highlight’, making light of the matter that an X post wrongly claimed false reasons why Gaethje pulled out of the fight. As far as the name of the source is concerned, it was blurted out. The tweet read,


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Justin Gaethje is out of the fight with @BlessedMMA for the BMF title. Justin shared via his Instagram that he is currently suffering from CTE and has entered stage-4 autism. WHO SHOULD REPLACE JUSTIN GAETHJE?

The BMF champion and his teammates rolled out laughing after hearing the news. Here is the video.

Not just fans but former MMA champion Jason Mayhem Miller also tweeted, “Gaethje fight vs Holloway canceled?” But fans were quick to make a fact-check address. As it is evident, the fight has caught a lot of attention since the time it was announced, and more so, now. Regardless, both the fighters have fantastic resumes in terms of their skills, which makes the battle fascinating. Experts have already given the upper hand to Justin Gaethje who will be defending the BMF title because of his current form. Former interim lightweight champion over whom Gaethje had a thrilling victory last year, Dustin Poirier, recently appeared on the Theo Von podcast and picked his favorite.

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Dustin Poirier feels Max Holloway can “pick him [Gaethje] apart”: Here’s how

35-year-old Dustin Poirier is in the form of his life at the moment. After putting up a dominant show at UFC 299, ‘The Diamond’ is now waiting for a title shot next. He made a recent appearance on the Theo Von podcast to talk about the upcoming UFC 300 event and shared his thoughts on the Holloway-Gaethje fight. Poirier has faced both of them in his career and feels Holloway can upset the champion. While speaking to Theo Von, he shared the reason why Holloway can win the BMF title. He began like this: “I think people are kind of looking past Max a little bit.” 

The 35-year-old said, “I think Max can beat Justin. You know, of course, Justin could win, but Max is tough, his rhythm, his range, and his technique on the feet, you know. Unless Justin wrestles a little bit I think Max can pick him apart and stay on the outside, but that’s what makes fighting so fun we don’t know until we watch it”. 


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Holloway is undoubtedly one of the most lethal boxers in the division. However, he will be required to be at his best to come out on top against Gaethje. Who do think will win the fight at UFC 300? Let us know about it in the comments below.

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Written by:

Anirban Chatterjee


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Anirban Chatterjee is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Anirban holds an MBA in Sports Management and is an athlete himself. After stints in notable organizations as a professional writer, Anirban pivoted to covering UFC, ONE Championship, and other premiere MMA promoters.
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Jacob Gijy