Max Holloway Disputes Judges' Scores After Losing Title

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How did you score the fight?

  1. Rnd 1 Max

    7.1%
  2. Rnd 1 Volkanovski

    92.1%
  3. Rnd 2 Max

    9.3%
  4. Rnd 2 Volkanovski

    90.0%
  5. Rnd 3 Max

    10.7%
  6. Rnd 3 Volkanovski

    87.9%
  7. Rnd 4 Max

    35.7%
  8. Rnd 4 Volkanovski

    63.6%
  9. Rnd 5 Max

    37.9%
  10. Rnd 5 Volkanovski

    62.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    “First round, I was feeling him out,” Holloway said after the event. “Second round I thought I was taking over. And then three, four, five, I thought [were] mine.

    . . .

    “They (the judges) saw it another way. There’s only three opinions that matter. Like the great Burt Watson said, 'Don’t leave that (expletive) to the judges.' . . . So let’s [fast] forward to 2020, new year, new me.

    . . .

    “I think he deserves it [a rematch],” Volkanovski said. “Do I have to beat him to prove I’m a better fighter? I think we had five rounds to do, and I’m pretty sure I won it pretty clearly. But, anyways, people are still going to doubt. . . But I’ll be ready for it, and he does deserve it.

    . . .

    “I’m gonna sit down with my team,” Holloway said. “Watch the tape. Sit down with Dana. . . . I’m a fighter . . . I fight. But it’s a team decision with me. It’s not a me thing. I’m not all about myself. My team got me here. I’m going to sit down with my team, talk to Dana, and we’ll go from there.

    . . .

    “We’ll be back. I’m only 28. . . . I’ll be back and we’ll be ready.”

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/trentreinsmith/2019/12/15/max-holloway-ufc-245-judges-made-him-cry-alexander-volkanovski/
     
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  2. Hitto

    Hitto Brown Belt

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    Max is delusional.

    Volk easily beats him in the rematch
     
  3. Sweater of AV

    Sweater of AV Silver Belt

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    It was his impression immediately after the fight. He said that he needs to watch the tape to have a better idea. Give him some time to watch and digest what happened.
     
  4. Istryker

    Istryker Purple Belt

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    No he doesnt
     
  5. sdpdude9

    sdpdude9 Brown Belt

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    I thought it was a pretty clear edge to Volkanovski. It was competitive throughout but Max hardly did anything the first few rounds.
     
  6. King in the North

    King in the North Brown Belt

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    Think I had it 4-1 Volko only giving Max the 4th. But the 5th was close too. To be honest I wasn’t sober.
     
  7. The Legendary Scarface

    The Legendary Scarface الله‎ بسم

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    I had it 4-0 Volk going into the 5th. Max may have edged round 5 but that's it, if that.
     
  8. Jean-Claude_Bloodsport

    Jean-Claude_Bloodsport Purple Belt

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    max didn't let his hands go like he usually does. His legs got chopped down and i loved how Volk was talking shit with Max during the fight. Rematch is fine with me or they can throw someone in there with Volk while Max rests up
     
  9. tibba

    tibba Blue Belt

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    I had it 4 -1 Volk . But I got confused with DC saying it was close and could go either way.

    I was like oh shit am I that biased ? Which quickly became oh is dc that biased?
     
  10. SeattleFightFan

    SeattleFightFan Steel Belt

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    Shrug. He won a judge in 3 different rounds.

    But he’s the only one who thinks he was up. And after he watches he’ll likely change his mind.
     
  11. TheLinguist

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    Last round was his because Volk took it off.

    Max don’t be bitter homie, can’t win em all
     
  12. Larzon

    Larzon White Belt

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    It's a shame I thought Max had more class than this. He lost every round
     
  13. MeatWagon06

    MeatWagon06 Fear the Pfister

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    Yes.. he may be far off on thinking he won. Doesn’t mean he couldn’t come back better and lay a whoopin on Volk.
     
  14. 12ga.

    12ga. Silver Belt

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    I'm a Max fan and scored it same as one judge did- 50-45. Max's pillow fists and lack of aggression didnt win him one round IMO. Volk hurt or stung him every round. Damage counts more to me and some judges than compubox. Anyone can see Max is not near as aggressive as in past and he must be to win with lack of other skills and power. Probably his doctor saying he's borderline CTE anyways.
     
  15. Doughie99

    Doughie99 Brown Belt

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    It was an emphatic victory, look at the significant strike stats per round.
    I hope Max will revise his opinion when he watches the replay. It wasn't really even that close.
     
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  16. Mga223

    Mga223 Steel Belt

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    Max really only has himself to be blamed.

    Seems like he believed volk was ready for war when really he just planned on leg kicking the shit outta him
     
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  17. Alpha_T83

    Alpha_T83 Black Belt

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    I agree. Max is like Nate Diaz with better takedown defense.

    But both fighters will get destroyed by leg kicks. That's because the power of their pitter-patter striking attack is on the heavy, forward lead leg.
     
  18. magicmarker

    magicmarker Brown Belt

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    “My team will decide for me, I gotta see what my team thinks, it’s a team decision.”

    How interesting. Thanks for all the insight.

    <{cruzshake}>
     
  19. Danis_champ

    Danis_champ Brown Belt

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    Nothing close about this fight. Was quite one sided if you ask me.
     
  20. Biggamer86

    Biggamer86 Green Belt

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    You could easily argue that Volk won every round you can't do the same for Max and I'm a huge Max fan.
     

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