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“Ilia Topuria’s Worst Nightmare”: Max Holloway Breaks Justin Gaethje’s Nose, Calls Out Islam Makhachev and Demands $600K Bonus, Fans React

Allan Binoy

“Ilia Topuria’s Worst Nightmare”: Max Holloway Breaks Justin Gaethje’s Nose, Calls Out Islam Makhachev and Demands $600K Bonus, Fans React

Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway put on a show at UFC 300. The pair took each other on, with the BMF title on the line. Gaethje, the current champion, had an eventful start to the fight as a spinning kick broke his nose and complicated his breathing for the rest of the fight. Another thing bothering the champion was a couple of unintentional eye pokes from Holloway. Despite the problems, the fight did not disappoint.

Max Holloway looked fresh even in the third round, as he landed a number of punches to stun Gaethje. The BMF champion’s nose was seen bleeding profusely throughout the bout. However, ‘Blessed’ came up with one of the most clutch moments of his career towards the fag end of the bout. With just 2 seconds left, Holloway delivered a thunderous punch to knock Gaethje out cold, while the crowd was left stunned.

Following the fight, he went on to ask Dana White to sign the $600,000 cheque for the fight of the night and the performance bonus. Reacting to the spectacle, one fan warned Ilia Topuria by saying,

“@Topuriailia YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE! @BlessedMMA coming for that belt! #UFC300”

One user stated that Ilia Topuria was shaken after watching the fight. The post read,

“Ilia Topuria looked shook #UFC300”

Another opined that ‘El Matador’ did not want any part of Max Holloway by commenting,

“Ilia Topuria looked like he wants no part of Max “

One fan called Holloway Topuria’s worst nightmare. The post read,

“Max Holloway would be Ilia Topuria’s worst nightmare”

Yet another user put forward an opinion that said,

“He’s scared as f*ck”

Following the incredible match, UFC Heavyweight champion, Jon Jones commented on Holloway’s performance, saying,

“Enjoy that 300K Max #UFC300”

More fans reacted to Holloway’s call out to Ilia Topuria as they said,

Following the fight, Max Holloway looked confident enough to aim for a two-division title shot. He called out Islam Makhachev and Ilia Topuria while stating that both the champions were next in line for ‘Blessed’.

Max Holloway calls out Islam Makhachev and Ilia Topuria after knocking out Justin Gaethje

Max Holloway looked like a man on a mission against Justin Gaethje at UFC 300. The newly crowned BMF champion thoroughly deserves the title, especially after tonight’s performance. During his octagon interview with Joe Rogan, Holloway revealed his plans going forward in the UFC. He said,

“There’s an El Mataodor, he’s running away from the bull at 145 tell him to sign the damn contract….Or even Islam, Islam is famous for defending against 45ers right? I’m him, I’m right here.”

Ilia Topuria was watching the fight live, but had no reaction to the call-out. He looked away from the camera and did not respond to Max Holloway. With both the champions looking for their next fight, it will be interesting to see what Dana White and the UFC sets up next.

Post Edited By:Debmallya Chakraborty

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Allan Binoy

Allan Binoy


Allan Binoy is a content writer for The SportsRush. He is an avid MMA fan who has been following the sport since 2016 and learned to mix his expertise on the sport with his talent for writing to become a content writer. He has been curating articles for close to three years now and has worked for a number of reputable companies. He is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC in Pune, playing in the Pune Super Division League.

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