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Discussion in 'General MMA Forum' started by Poindexter, Dec 25, 2017.
UFC Fighter of the Year: Max Holloway
I suppose when you look at the big picture from the standpoint of a fighter displaying his/her skill improvement, then sure. This makes sense. Although my heart is with this, I'm not necessarily with this when I think about it. He's fought one guy this year.
On the other hand I can't really think of any names off the top of my head.
Then again Max has made a huge impact with his performances in those 2 fights with Aldo, not to mention he's seemingly become a media darling. Plus, he's a throwback champion: The "I don't give a fuck--line em' up" kind of champion which is what we need in the current McGregor era.
i don't like holloway. I don't dislike him but i just don't like him.
That being said I just can't find a reason to deny the award to him. he's earned it. and one thing is definitely true, he's not a guy that protects his belt, he fights anyone, and his composure against aldo was impressive that first time.
I like Max. Can’t wait to see him fight Frankie who I also like. Max beat Aldo twice in one year. Impressive.
, THE SAVAGERY IS REAL.
But yea, same. Deserving, can't knock his approach. Hope he wins me over eventually, but yea: I'll be rooting for Frankie to jump him and take Jerome's milk money, .
I really like Max and I think if he stops leaning as much on his chin as he does in wild exchanges, he'll have a crazy long and dominant career.
That said, I don't see him as fighter of the year for beating the same guy twice. Aldo was already shown to not be invincible (so different than the Weidman/Silva story). So, do we have a thread here for who yours are? Mine are:
1. Robert Whittaker. Beat two monsters to become the MW intern champ, then becomes the full champ shortly after by luck. And did it as the first guy moving up from his old weight class.
2. Rafael dos Anjos. Lost his title and subsequent fight in 2016. Then came back to win three fights at WW, including a number one contender fighter where he dominated Lawler in a way that no one since Woodley has.
3. Francis Ngannou. Beat two former (aged) champs in spectacular fashion, including not really being hit at all by Reem, and booked for a title fight the first month of the new year.
DJ broke the record for consecutive title defenses this year. That's the best I've got.
The fight w Frankie will be great. Frankie doesn't run out of gas and is an animal in wrestling and striking.
Dana White says
Tourism officials will meet with UFC to discuss Hawaii event
He's not even Hawai'i's fighter of the year.