Featherweight G.O.A.T discussion.
• Some say Aldo
• Some say McGregor
• Some say Holloway
So who is the G.O.A.T and what does that even mean?
In my honest opinion, and you all may not agree at all, Max Holloway shouldn’t be considered a top contender for the Featherweight G.O.A.T discussion…. yeah I know you may be shaking your head right now and are probably saying or even screaming how he went on an insane 13 fight win streak and beat Aldo 2x.
And yes I completely agree that it was very impressive and also a lot of fun to witness over the years. You can also argue that Holloway came into the UFC at a very young age and bloomed after his loss to McGregor. He took that loss and was able to come back an even smarter and more technical fighter going undefeated for about 5 years.
In defense if were looking at the competition these guys faced and where the big name wins were at in their careers we can argue that Max definitely had ALL THE CHIPS STACKED against him as the UFC put him up against tough and gritty vets along with legends. Max was able to get impressive wins over
• Showtime Pettis,
• Jeremy Stephens,
• Leonard Garcia,
• Andre Fili
• Brian Ortega
and Cole Miller.
Yet I would argue that Max Holloway unfortunately wasn’t able to bring in the numbers or the excitement no matter how hard he was trying! It’s actually sad because he went threw such an exciting period where we as fans were watching him literally BLOOM into a future champion one fight at a time and was always able to stay humble throughout the entire ride. I just feel if you are going to be considered the G.O.A.T you must change the game somehow. Max wasn’t able to do so.
Conor McGregor had one of the most exciting rides to the top and was able to bring fresh new eyes along with bags upon bags of cash to the UFC. From his mystic MAC Glow and Hollywood presence McGregor has made one of the most remarkable impacts within Mkxed Martial Arts. With a fairytale career right outnif a movie he was even able to seal it all off with a 13 second win over the legend himself, Jose Aldo, that blew everyone’s mind!
Many can easily argue (and I agree) that McGregor never even tried to defend his 145lbs Featherweight Title.
But we also can’t ignore how Conor did challenge himself even more so by moving up to Lightweight (155lbs) and made history by Headlining on the very first UFC PPV inside Madison Square Garden. That along with a show stopping dismantling of the Lightweight Champion at the time, Eddie Alvarez in Jaw Dropping Fashion!
Aldo was an unstoppable force for years and years with a 19 fight win streak taking out some of the very best contenders at FW including Faber, Mike Brown, Kenny Florian, Mendes, Korean Zombie and even CUB SWANSON IN JUST 8 SHORT SECONDS! Let’s also not leave out or discredit that Aldo held the CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FOR 10 YEARS up until losing in 13 seconds to Conor McGregor at UFC 194!
➖ So who is your 145lbs Featherweight G.O.A.T❓❔❓
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