UFC news: Masvidal ‘threatens’ Dana White, Holloway wants another shot at lightweight belt, Cormier laughs at Ortiz’s comments

19 Jul

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Max Holloway wants to go for lightweight title again

Holloway fights Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 on July 27 to try and defend his featherweight title for the third time.

Despite being just days away from his latest bout, the 27-year-old has his eyes set on becoming a two-weight champion.

Max Holloway takes on Frankie Edgar at UFC 240

Holloway was beaten by Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight championship at UFC 236 but he has not ruled out another shot at the belt.

“It’s in my history,” Holloway said in a UFC 240 media lunch scrum. “You guys watch my fights, you guys go back to all my fights, I’m a different guy every time and come July 27 you guys are going to see a different guy in there again.

“The kid that showed up in April, the guy you’re looking at, standing in front of him, I’d kill that kid. I’d body him.

“There’s no comparison and it happens, this sport or life, period, is like Chutes and Ladders. Sometimes you’ve got to slide down to climb up a bigger ladder.

“‘55 ain’t far off. That’s only 10 pounds, that’s all it is, is 10 pounds. We’ll get back there when we get back there.

“Hopefully it’s sooner rather than later and we’ll see what happens. If it takes a 10-fight win streak to fight for another belt up there, become the double champ, it takes a 10-fight streak.

“That’s what it is. I ain’t scared of no work and you guys all know that. Put my nose down and get to work I guess.”

Masvidal ‘threatens’ Dana White

Jorge Masvidal caused quite a stir with his five second knockout of Ben Askren to land the fastest knockout in UFC history.

Masvidal thinks he has earned a title shot against current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman or Conor McGregor.

White has already ruled out any fight with McGregor so that would only leave Usman.

The 34-year-old has tweeted to try and help the UFC president make the right choice.

He wrote: “@danawhite better give me my shot or I’m sending @YoelRomeroMMA to help him make the right decision #supernecessary.”

Romero is a good friend and training partner of Masvidal and currently the number two ranked middleweight in the UFC.

Daniel Cormier laughs at Tito Ortiz’s comments

UFC hall of famer Ortiz made headlines this week by suggesting that he could put up a much better fight against Jon Jones than Daniel Cormier ever could.

Cormier has been beaten twice by Jones, with the second overturned to a no contest after the latter tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

The current heavyweight champ has always maintained he is a better fighter than Jones and took issue with Ortiz’s comment.

On twitter when responding to a story about the comments he wrote: “No! Lmao.”