Max Holloway reacts to $600k bonus after ‘stand and bang’ KO over Justin Gaethje with 1 second left

UFC stars Max Holloway and Justin Gaethje engaged in a highly anticipated showdown at UFC 300. Both of them delivered an electrifying performance that surpassed all expectations. The Hawaiian sensation showcased his power early on, executing a strategic game plan to outmaneuver and unsettle Gaethje with precision strikes.

Despite Holloway’s dominance, the bout was not devoid of controversy. There were some instances of eyepokes marring the action.

However, the pivotal moment came with Holloway’s devastating spinning back kick. It shattered Gaethje’s nose and set the tone for the remainder of the match.

A critical exchange saw Gaethje retaliating fiercely, momentarily stunning Holloway and altering the trajectory of the match. Empowered by newfound confidence, Gaethje capitalized on his jab. He ended up gradually narrowing the gap on the scorecards.

Max instantly got back up after falling on his back, sparking controversy online from supporters who said the takedown wasn’t legitimate. It seemed like Justin had no intention of giving up easily; he was in it for the long run.

Following an ill-fated rolling thunder attempt by Gaethje, the contenders engaged in a furious exchange at the center of the octagon. This ended up culminating in Holloway’s decisive victory. Despite Gaethje’s resilience, he ultimately succumbed to Holloway’s relentless assault in the later rounds.

Holloway’s win over Gaethje achieved through a knockout finish, solidifies his legacy as one of the sport’s elite competitors. This was a highly uncommon accomplishment, as only two other contenders have been able to finish Justin with blowsโ€”former champion Eddie Alvarez and former interim champion Dustin Poirier. It’s amazing that Max could do it as well.

His exceptional performance underscores his ability to overcome formidable opponents and cement his status as a UFC legend.

The clash between Holloway and Gaethje at UFC 300 epitomized the essence of high-stakes competition. Holloway’s victory serves as a testament to his unparalleled skill and unwavering determination, further elevating his standing in the MMA world.

It seems like the guy is really ‘Blessed.’ What a bout from UFC 300!