There needs to be an alternate for Holloway at 231

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  1. Trifick

    Trifick Brown Belt

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    He's not reliable anymore for that weight class. He might get sick again and told not to fight by the doctors. Either Aldo or Frankie/ Zombie winner. Maybe Zabit depending on who he beats at 228.
     
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    Damn right
     
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    Yes! All fighters who cut half their weight should have the ufc pay someone to standby in case they starve themselves to dead.

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    Yeah, they'd be stupid not to have at least thought about having a back-up dude in the wings
     
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    If he can't make the fight then he better get stripped of the belt. We may never see Ortega fight again if he has to keep waiting on Max to make it to the cage. I don't like stripping belts but if he can't make it to 231 then that would be 3 pullouts since his last fight I think. Ortega vs. Aldo makes the most sense to me.

    I hope Max is healthy and ready to go though. Holloway/Ortega is one of the best fights in any weight class that can be made! Let's hope Max truly is "blessed"
     
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    Having a replacement ready means nothing when Ortega can simply turn it down like he did last time.
     
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    DetachedOrchid MAYANS M.C.

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    Ortega should be promoted to real champ and get his first defense if it happens.
     
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    Let's see her try this pose with her enhancements
     
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    125 Baby! no weight loss needed. Fat page incoming.
     
  11. Trifick

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    It would be four actually. Yeah, I agree with being stripped.
     
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    Why?
    Do people not remember what happened last time?
    Ortega won't fight if Max pulls
     
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    I didn't say it in my OP, but I also think Max should and probably would get stripped.
     
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    You know it's bad when I can't keep track of how many times Max has pulled out of a fight in the last 12 months alone. Thanks for the correction.
     
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    Pullout merchant.

    Feel sorry for Max though.
     
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    I love it when the thread gets wrapped up in the first response.
     
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    Holloway needs to get rid of that 145 belt and move up ASAP. I don't think a win against Ortega does much at this point in his career and we know that he is having weight issues which are only going to get worse over time, so there's no gauranteeing he can even make the weight this time either.

    I think he needs to vacate the belt and move up and fight a Top 5 LW. The LW division is the hottest division in the UFC right now and has the eyes of the combat sports world so it would even be better for his career to have a Top 5 LW win over a title defense of Ortega.

    Lastly he avoids the risk of losing his belt before he moves up to LW which would lower his stock at LW. If he vacates you as a fan your can always argue that he was probably one of the best FWs of all time even despite not fighting the other great FWs who are not named Aldo.
     
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    Just imagine Holloway vs Gaethje
     
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    ^^ Not to sidetrack the thread too much... but could Halloway win the LW Belt! If his take-down defense can hold up... I think he might have a chance with that relentless pressure!
     
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    You guys would have never survived being a Cain fan.
     

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