Two men who have both tasted defeat at the hands of Conor McGregor fought in the main event at UFC 218. Max Holloway defeated Jose Aldo for the second time last night, and Conor McGregor had something to say about it…
UFC 218 was an awesome event. Set in the backdrop of Detroit, Michigan, the pay-per-view event was crammed with great fights and gnarly finishes. Featured in the co-main event was Francis Ngannou’s KO of the year against Alistair Overeem.
That led perfectly to the main event of the evening, as Jose Aldo attempted to become three-time UFC featherweight champion. Standing across the octagon was the current champion, a man who had TKO’d Aldo to claim the belt at UFC 212, Max Holloway.
‘Blessed’ came to fight, as always, and simply had too much firepower and stamina for Aldo. Although it hasn’t been that long since Aldo was king,m it seems like a decade ago after last night’s TKO loss.
McGregor’s Response Fire Holloway Up
Holding a win over Holloway at UFC Fight Night 26, McGregor decided to fire a shot over the champion’s bow. That was back when ‘The Notorious’ was on his way to 145-pound champion status.
Now he’s the lightweight, albeit absent champion. Check out McGregor’s troll response he posted to Instagram earlier today, and then carry on reading for Holloway’s comeback:
Shots Fired, But Holloway Blasts Back
Classless of McGregor considering his inactivity in MMA lately? Maybe, but it’s the fight game. Holloway was all class in his comments about Jose Aldo after UFC 218, but he didn’t take kindly to McGregor trolling him.
After ‘The Notorious’ popped off with his Instagram trolling, Holloway pointed out McGregor’s absence from MMA. Here’s what ‘Blessed’ had to say back:
In case you missed the fight results, here’s a full list of what transpired in motor city:
UFC 218 full fight card results
Featherweight: Max Holloway def. José Aldo via TKO at 4:51 of Round 3
Heavyweight: Francis Ngannou def. Alistair Overeem via KO (punch) at 1:42 of Round 1
Flyweight: Henry Cejudo def. Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez def. Justin Gaethje via TKO (knee) at 3:59 of Round 3
Women’s Strawweight: Tecia Torres def. Michelle Waterson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Lightweight: Paul Felder def. Charles Oliveira via KO (elbows) at 4:06 of Round 2
Welterweight: Yancy Medeiros def. Alex Oliveira via TKO (punches) at 2:02 of Round 3
Lightweight: David Teymur def. Drakkar Klose via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Women’s Strawweight: Felice Herrig def. Cortney Casey via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Women’s Strawweight: Amanda Cooper def. Angela Magaña via TKO (punches) at 4:34 of Round 2
Welterweight: Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Sabah Homasi via TKO (referee stoppage) at 4:21 of Round 1
Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes def. Jeremy Kimball via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:39 of Round 1
Heavyweight: Justin Willis def Alen Crowder via KO (punch) at 2:33 of Round 1