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Max Holloway pays tribute to Dustin Poirier after UFC 236: 'Diamonds are forever'

When all-time classical fights climax with legitimate shows of regard from the fighters, they seem even revise ed.

Max Holloway pays tribute to Dustin Poirier after UFC 236: 'Diamonds are forever'
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Max Holloway pays testimonial to Dustin Poirier aft UFC 236: 'Diamonds are forever' Max Holloway pays testimonial to Dustin Poirier aft UFC 236: 'Diamonds are forever'

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Max Holloway pays testimonial to Dustin Poirier aft UFC 236: 'Diamonds are forever'

By Blue Corner April 14, 2019 2:00 pm Follow @MMAjunkie

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By: Blue Corner | April 14, 2019 2:00 pm Follow @MMAjunkie

ATLANTA – Title fights don’t get much revise ed than the two we saw Saturday nighttime at UFC 236.

And if you’re active to beginning in with the entire “But it was just an impermanent statute title fight” argument, then feel free to revise and say fights, period, don’t get much revise ed than the two we saw atop UFC 236.

When all-time classical fights climax with legitimate shows of regard from the fighters, they seem even revise ed. And that appears to be the case with Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway.

Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) took a consentaneous determination from Holloway (20-5 MMA, 16-5 UFC) in the UFC 236 main psychological feature to win the impermanent lightweight statute title and move on to an psychological feature ual fusion bout against champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. He also denied Holloway, the UFC’s featherweight statute titleholder, his shot at comely a two-division championion.

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    Today, in the aft math of a loss that left him battered and bloodied aft 25 minutes in his rematch with Poirier, Holloway posted a testimonial to his opponent on Twitter.

    And Holloway used Poirier’s nickname, “The Diamond,” for a pretty solid closing line.

    “Life is chutes and ladders,” Holloway posted. “Sometimes we gotta take that slide down to get to the next big ladder. It is what it is. We keep playing. We keep fighting. Congrats to Dustin and Jolie. They should’ve already had a belt. Diamonds are forever.”

    Life is chutes and ladders. Sometimes we gotta take that slide down to get to the next big ladder. It is what it is. We keep playing. We keep fighting. Congrats to Dustin and Jolie. They should've already had a belt. Diamonds are forever pic.twitter.com/9IKYoZAg1P

    — Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) April 14, 2019

    UFC 236 took place Saturday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+.

    There’s no timeline yet for Poirier’s statute title unifier with Nurmagomedov, though the champion late Saturday mentioned September. Holloway presumably will return to 145 pounds, where he has a statute title he still can defend.

    For complete coverage of UFC 236, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

    The Blue Corner is MMA Junkie’s blog space. We don’t take it overly serious, and neither should you. If you come complaining to us that something you read here is not hard-hitting news, expect to have the previous sentence repeated in ALL CAPS.

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    ATLANTA – Title fights don’t get much revise ed than the two we saw Saturday nighttime at UFC 236.

    And if you’re active to beginning in with the entire “But it was just an impermanent statute title fight” argument, then feel free to revise and say fights, period, don’t get much revise ed than the two we saw atop UFC 236.

    When all-time classical fights climax with legitimate shows of regard from the fighters, they seem even revise ed. And that appears to be the case with Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway.

    Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) took a consentaneous determination from Holloway (20-5 MMA, 16-5 UFC) in the UFC 236 main psychological feature to win the impermanent lightweight statute title and move on to an psychological feature ual fusion bout against champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. He also denied Holloway, the UFC’s featherweight statute titleholder, his shot at comely a two-division championion.

    Today, in the aft math of a loss that left him battered and bloodied aft 25 minutes in his rematch with Poirier, Holloway posted a testimonial to his opponent on Twitter.

    And Holloway used Poirier’s nickname, “The Diamond,” for a pretty solid closing line.

    “Life is chutes and ladders,” Holloway posted. “Sometimes we gotta take that slide down to get to the next big ladder. It is what it is. We keep playing. We keep fighting. Congrats to Dustin and Jolie. They should’ve already had a belt. Diamonds are forever.”

    Life is chutes and ladders. Sometimes we gotta take that slide down to get to the next big ladder. It is what it is. We keep playing. We keep fighting. Congrats to Dustin and Jolie. They should've already had a belt. Diamonds are forever pic.twitter.com/9IKYoZAg1P

    — Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) April 14, 2019

    UFC 236 took place Saturday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+.

    There’s no timeline yet for Poirier’s statute title unifier with Nurmagomedov, though the champion late Saturday mentioned September. Holloway presumably will return to 145 pounds, where he has a statute title he still can defend.

    For complete coverage of UFC 236, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

    The Blue Corner is MMA Junkie’s blog space. We don’t take it overly serious, and neither should you. If you come complaining to us that something you read here is not hard-hitting news, expect to have the previous sentence repeated in ALL CAPS.

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