Nothing Is Given, It’s Earned- Max Holloway Celebrates 5 Star Rating on EA Sports UFC 4

Published 02/12/2021, 7:11 AM EST
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JUNE 03: Max Holloway celebrates after his TKO victory over Jose Aldo of Brazil in their UFC featherweight championship bout during the UFC 212 event at Jeunesse Arena on June 3, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC featherweight champion, Max Holloway, is the latest fighter to receive a five-star rating in the EA Sports UFC 4 game. Daniel Cormier, who makes the rating adjustments for the PC game, added his friend Holloway to the group of elites in the recent upgrade of the offering.

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After his scintillating performance against Calvin Kattar in the first fight card of the year 2021, Holloway grabbed all kinds of positive attention. And Cormier certainly noticed them first-hand as he was behind the desk for the event.

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‘Blessed’ was visibly ecstatic to receive the 5-star medal, and he had some thankful words for his friend. He said, “Shout out to shout to my man DC I know you’re the guy that helps with the stats stuff… EASports UFC 4, it really means a lot man.”

“This is beautiful. When I look at this. You know what I think of my friends. I think of how nothing is given. It’s earned. You upgrade yourself. You keep getting better,” said Holloway.

You keep getting you just keep doing the damn thing. You can put people on notice. Always keep striving. Always keep upgrading, always keep trying to be the best version of you. And you and keep grinding until you can get become that five star in life, baby. Let’s get it,” added the Hawaiian.

Blessed‘ is a passionate gamer as he spends most of his spare time playing various online multiplayer games. He broadcasts his gaming experiences on Facebook live too. So, no wonder he was elated at the new ratings.

Max Holloway wasn’t the only fighter upgraded in the recent update

Charles Oliveira had a breathtaking UFC 256 performance as he dominated Tony Ferguson on both stand-up and grappling departments. ‘Do Bronx’ had his grappling updated to 4.5 stars from 4 stars. Stephen ‘Wonderboy‘ Thompson went up to 4.5 stars overall from 4 stars after his stunning main-event win against Geoff Neal to close off 2020.

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Yet another veteran, Carlos ‘The Natural Born Killer’ Condit, rose to 4 stars overall. UFC 257 debutant ‘Iron‘ Michael Chandler has been added to the game with sky-high ratings too. However, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor, had his ratings reduced further after his shocking defeat to Dustin Poirier in Fight Island.

And finally, the biggest improvement in the game went to ‘The Diamond‘ Dustin Poirier for his stunning UFC 257 win over ‘The Notorious’. He had 8 of his attributes upgraded.

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Who do you think had the biggest upgrade in the game? Who else you would like to see in the 5 stars category? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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