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Max Holloway Buries Jose Aldo

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Some UFC records are better than others.

Joe Lauzon and Nate Diaz are tied for performance bonuses, with 15 each. That’s a measure of how many times you were so much more exciting than anyone else on the card that the league gave you $50,000, or more. That’s a record to fight for.

Max Holloway and Tony Ferguson are tied for winning streak without a title shot, with nine. That is not a record fighters fight for.

“I have no control over it so why cry over spilled milk?,” said Blessed to RJ Clifford on SiriusXM Rush’s Toe-2-Toe, as transcribed by Jed Meshew for MMA Fighting. “You spill milk, are you gonna try and mop it up and squeeze the mop back into the carton? No, you mop that s*** up and you move on. I’m not gonna cry about something I have no control over. It is what it is. I’m gonna keep showing the world what I deserve…and they can’t be denying me for much longer. All I have to do is keeping on focusing on what Max Holloway does and that’s winning and winning fashionably.”

Holloway explained his intention to defeat Anthony Pettis at UFC 206, and then fight for the title. However, the Hawaiian has his eyes not on featherweight champion Conor McGregor, but on interim champ Jose Aldo.

“After this fight everything to my agenda is let me know if Aldo found that f***ing vaccine for that f***ing pussy-itis he got,” said Holloway. “That motherf***er been running. So tell him he can’t run for much longer. Tell him a Hawaiian is coming and I’m creeping. Tell him to be ready.”

“The obvious thing is I would love to fight Conor McGregor. We’ve got some history there and he won and people saying he didn’t knock me out because of an injury he had. I was injured in the fight too so let’s test that theory, I want to test that theory. But being realistic, there’s a guy with an interim title inside our division. That’d be f***in’ wild if the UFC let me pass the interim title to fight for the real belt. I’m just being realistic, that’s why I’m saying Aldo. And Conor’s gonna be gone for a while too. They said he might not be fighting for a while.”

“I ain’t making no excuses. Everybody is like, ‘oh you deserve a title shot, you should wait.’ If you’re waiting then you don’t believe you’re the best guy in the world. I believe I’m the best guy in the world. Pettis has a lot of value to his name. He’s a former champion. Motherf***er’s on a Wheaties box so that’s pretty big. He has a huge name and I look forward to the challenge.”

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Aaron Portier
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