In an unlucky incident at UFC 218 weigh-ins, UFC light-weight contender Justin Gaethje unintentionally uncovered former featherweight champion Max Holloway whereas holding a towel for him. The incident occurred through the weigh-in ceremony, the place fighters should strip all the way down to their undergarments to make weight for his or her respective bouts.
Gaethje, who was there to assist Holloway, held a towel to cowl him up as he stepped on the scales. Nonetheless, in a second of carelessness, Max Holloway was compounded by the truth that the towel being held in entrance of the scales prevented officers from checking the burden.
Consequently, ‘The Spotlight’ moved the towel behind the scales, leaving the Hawaiian native uncovered as an illustration, which precipitated additional embarrassment for the fighter and created a stir among the many viewers.
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Incidents of carelessness whereas holding towels throughout weigh-ins are sadly not unusual on the earth of blended martial arts. One notable instance is the case of Meisha Tate at UFC 200 weigh-ins, the place she was additionally a sufferer of a dropped towel.
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Max Holloway talks about his aspirations to maneuver as much as the light-weight division
Followers and analysts on the UFC have been buzzing about the opportunity of Max Holloway returning to the light-weight division. The previous featherweight champion, who has beforehand competed within the light-weight division, has lastly shared his ideas on the matter.
In a latest interplay with journalists on UFC Kansas Metropolis media day, Holloway expressed his willingness to maneuver again as much as the light-weight division if it is sensible for him and his crew. Nonetheless, ‘Blessed’ emphasised that his major focus in the meanwhile is on the featherweight division, the place he has been a dominant power for a few years:
“I do not know, I could not reply that query. I imply I might like to struggle and get busy and 155 (light-weight) like I stated will not be that far off man. I imply I had a really aggressive struggle with Poirier within the rematch and he was once prime what three on the earth at at 155 proper now so after which you understand Alex did his factor in opposition to Islam once more model make fights.”
“We’re proving that like, we’re proper there amongst the highest you understand so on the finish of the day I do not know bro however I’m Polynesian, I am Samoan-Hawaiian, we love meals so I feel gaining weight will not be going to be an issue.”
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