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Twitter Reacts To Max Holloway’s Stoppage Win Over Jose Aldo At UFC 212

The UFC featherweight division has a new king and his name is Max Holloway.

The Hawaiian claimed the crown on enemy territory Saturday night, as he bludgeoned Brazil’s own Jose Aldo to a third-round defeat at the end of a seesaw battle in front of an initially enthusiastic but eventually subdued crowd at the Jeunesse Global Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

The win brought an end to a chaotic period in the history of the 145-pound division, restoring order in the post-Conor McGregor era and giving the division a fresh new look.

That’s something to be celebrated.

However, in the eyes of many, Holloway’s triumph also brought an end to the glorious Jose Aldo era. And for anyone who has followed the sport of MMA with real fervour and passion over the past decade, that’s a sad thought.

In the aftermath of the fight, MMA’s Twitterverse went into meltdown. Some focused on the present and the future, while others lamented Aldo’s apparent demise. Those in the former group speculated about what might be next for Holloway, but, somewhat worryingly for the stability of the featherweight division, many were already talking about the ‘Blessed’ one facing opposition beyond the 145-pound division.


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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.