Warning: Rant!!! Holloway dissapoint me big time. Come on, Blessed, WTF? He fought the exact way he fought @ 145, but worse. He had to step up his game and not only he didn't, he downgraded. Where were the smarts and technique he showed us @145 - he couldn't even found a way around the awkward guard of Poirier and he had 5 full rounds to do it. Just one dimensional boxing all night and pitter-patter punches won't do it against the heavyer guys. Where were the interrupting oblique kicks I saw this man throw in other fights, where was the stance switching, the bodywork etc., Poirier have historically problems with southpaws, Max, did you even saw one minute of footage of him?? Max, WTF, man?? Another thing not at all thought through: All fighters who went a weightclass higher and got succesfull did it with the aid of bulking up the right way and throwing with more intent to hurt the opponent (or fought a lot of shlubs first like Cerrone did). Holloway just pissed his win away here, he had all the tools to win. Just riding on his 145 fame and believing that he is the best of the best is not enough, you gotta put in the work and be patient. Poirier was thicker and was sitting on his punches, how are you gonna earn his respect and get him to not just walk throught whatever you throw at him with just touching all night?? Yeah, I've seen this shit happening, but the guys who do it have ironclad defense or at least they don't give up a lot of weight. I lot of things were wrong with Max. He didn't look prepared for this fight. And Poirier dealt with more dangerous attrition based fighter already in the face of Gaethje, he knew what to do. Still Poirier was fighting well, but seemed he wanted the KO so bad that he fought below his level IMO. If he was the Poirier of the Justin fight, Max was gonna be out of there and his legendary chin was not gonna be enough to save him. In my humble opinion of course. I'm so fucking mad, guys!!! Every time I start to root for someone who is on the brink of becoming absolutely huge, he is inevitably gonna lose. Just the nature of us, humans, maybe. We gain some momentum and we start to believe our own hype. We foget to do the things that brought us to this level and get whacked upside the head by the reality. I sincerely hope the reality whacked Max Holloway hard enough to make him humble. I love this guy, I know he is a brilliant fighter, his ego didn't allow him to show his full potential in this champ fight. Max Bless. Edit I'm adding this part below. It's edited part of a comment of mine in this thread "I like him (Max) because he is a smart dude. Not because of his bravado shit. I can care less if he thinks he is King Kong and wanna challenge DC or freaking Ngannou or whoever... I wanna see a calculated killer like Jon Jones in there. Jon can be a despicable human being outside the cage, but inside he is absolute professional. A killing machine, but most importantly, not gonna give you a chance to land a glove killing machine, a master of his craft. You don't feel you have a chance to win anything when you are there with Jones, you are helpless prey. Yeah, he has his pride (Jon), but the win is the numer one priority, he would not take a challenge unless he thinks he is 100% ready and feels he has a good edge somewhere with something. I like a technician who can scrap also (IF NECESSARY!). I don't wanna see a technicial fighter who forgets what bringed him to the dance and turns himself into a glorified brawler... No, thanks. I was putting Holloway in there with Jones... I might reconsider that. Holloway have to show me smarts and not in a fight or two, but in a long row."