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Legendary MMA official Large John McCarthy believes that Max Holloway was “jobbed” and may have received the UFC featherweight title in opposition to Alex Volkanovski.

Holloway misplaced a slender cut up choice to Volkanovski in his bid to re-capture the UFC featherweight crown that he misplaced to his rival Volkanovski again at UFC 245 final December. It appeared that Holloway had carried out sufficient to earn the nod, however two of the three judges scored the rematch in Volkanovski’s favor in some of the controversial selections of the 12 months. Since then battle occurred, UFC president Dana White, Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, and nearly all of media members have come out and mentioned they thought Holloway received.

McCarthy, the legendary MMA referee/judge-turn MMA broadcaster/podcaster, is amongst those that consider that Holloway ought to have earned the choice, going to far as to counsel decide Mark Collett ought to lose his job for scoring the bout in Volkanovsk’s favor. Within the newest “Weighing In” podcast, McCarthy defined why he believes Holloway ought to have received the battle and why he feels the judged “jobbed” Holloway on their scorecards.

“Max Holloway received — I don’t need to say robbed — however he received jobbed as a result of he undoubtedly received that battle,” McCarthy mentioned.

“There are specific those that have been — that is the place I’ve an issue — the UFC is answerable for the people who find themselves their officers there. This isn’t the British MMA council who’s doing the inspector job and issues, it’s the UFC. You picked some actually dangerous individuals to be your judges as a result of they don’t have the degrees that it takes to be within the place that they’re and decide the battle. As a result of the Volkanovski battle was not that tough of a battle to evaluate,” continued McCarthy.

“Max was tooling him at first of that battle. I’ll give Vokanovski approaching ultimately, okay. However there’s no method he received three rounds in that battle. Didn’t occur. Unimaginable. Sorry, I don’t know what the hell you’re . I wrote the foundations you go by to your standards, and also you’re not frikkin following them. I had it 3-2 [for Holloway, giving him the first three rounds]. You virtually might have gone 49-46 for Holloway.”

Finally, the battle goes does as a cut up choice loss to Holloway within the file books. Whereas there’s an argument to be made that Holloway deserves one other likelihood to get his belt again, it appears extra probably the UFC will give one other prime contender at 145lbs the prospect to win the belt over Volkanovski, despite the fact that many don’t consider he’s the true champion anymore.

Do you agree with John McCarthy that Max Holloway was jobbed by the judges at UFC 251?