Dustin Poirier on Justin Gaethje vs Max Holloway: “If I was betting, I would bet Max”

Dustin Poirier shares his thoughts on Justin Gaethje vs Max Holloway.

by Aryan Lakhani
Dustin Poirier on Justin Gaethje vs Max Holloway: “If I was betting, I would bet Max”
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Justin Gaethje will be defending his BMF belt against Max Holloway at the historic UFC 300 co-main event. This is one of the most interesting matchups, and it is not the first time Max Holloway has fought in the lightweight division.

A win for Holloway will be huge. Dustin Poirier believes Max Holloway will snatch the victory away from Justin Gaethje. Poirier would bet his money on Max Holloway. Many may consider it to be a bold statement, but Poirier’s confidence in Max Holloway comes from personal experience; Poirier has faced both Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway and based on the first-hand experience of fighting them both, he believes Max Holloway’s hands will be raised on 13th April.

Dustin Poirier explains why he is ready to bet on Max Holloway

Recently on The MMA Hour, Dustin Poirier reveals why his money’s on Max Holloway. “I respect both guys. Both guys are great fighters. I think I would put money on Max, just him being the (under)dog,” Poirier said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com.

“I see a lot of people online saying that ‘Max is going to be undersized.’ Max is a big guy. Him and Gaethje probably walk around at the same weight. Max isn’t a small guy. And the striking, the timing of Max, his range, his durability, it’s a coin toss.

But if I was betting, I would bet Max”. Justin Gaethje has a very high knockout rate, and on the flip side, Max Holloway has never been knocked out in his UFC career. It will be fascinating to see if Justin Gaethje can become the first person to give Max Holloway a knockout defeat.

The UFC 300 main event is yet to be announced, MMA fans worldwide are eagerly waiting to hear more about it. Perhaps in the coming weeks, Dana White will reveal the opponents to be featured in the UFC 300 event.

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