Max Holloway insists Conor McGregor should be chasing him for fight

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This is what has kept him on top of the division for so long and it wasn't until he met Conor McGregor that he faced someone with comparable attributes.

Aldo, for his part, believes McGregor knows deep down that the knockout was a fluke, and as such, never wants to have a rematch.

"I try to see the good in it, the silver lining in everything", Aldo said. Before, Id tried to move up to lightweight and couldnt.

Moraes isn't ranked yet in the UFC, but by all accounts he is a Top 5-caliber fighter and has his sights set on the title.

As the undisputed featherweight champion, Holloway has racked up eleven consecutive wins and is tied fifth with MMA legend Royce Gracie for one of the longest win streaks in UFC history.

Nobody was really asking for the Bisping fight, but it was easy to talk yourself into liking it once it was announced.

Aldo is a defensive master and one of the most brutal tacticians in all of MMA. Surely Holloway's title fight would come next.

“He comes forward all the time, ” Aldo said. "I've been telling you". Jose Aldo is the promoted champ, while Max Holloway is the interim champion. Or, if both McGregor and Holloway continue to reign at 155 and 145 respectively, maybe the UFC would look at booking a bout between the two down the road?

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Even with a hard fight against a well-deserving contender looming this weekend, Aldo hasn't been able to get far from the specter of his loss to McGregor — partly because people never stop asking him about it.

Gadelha and Brian Kelleher earned performances of the night, while Holloway and Aldo captured Fight-of-the-Night.

These questions will likely be answered sooner rather than later, but for now the UFC have added a new young gun, not unlike Cody Garbrandt and if they can market both fighters to the best of their ability, the company can finally have 2 crossover stars in weight divisions that haven't tended to get massive love from a mainstream audience.

“Im not a champion because you dont like my personality?

"Conor was the 2015 champion, we're in the year 2017", Holloway told TMZ Sports this week.

Aldo resisted valiantly but Holloway remained dominant and referee John McCarthy eventually stopped the fight at the 4:13 mark. The attendance inside the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was announced at 15,412.

In the co-main event the next number-one contender for the Women's Strawweight title will be crowned, as hometown woman #1 Claudia Gadelha takes on #2 Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Nate Marquardt has had so many fights in UFC the time for him has to be coming to an end. The victor should get another chance.

For roughly a decade, Jose Aldo has been one of the pound-for-pound best fighters on the planet, but we it's undeniable that he looked like a different fighter in his last bout against Frankie Edgar. The guy hasnt beaten anyone under the age of 40 since 2013. Playing a patient game could help Silva get the win.



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