Recapping UFC 236 and what’s next for Dustin Rafael Lovato Jr. wants to fight 2 days ago   15:39

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ESPN MMA’s Ariel Helwani and Brett Okamoto recap the action from UFC 236, with Dustin Poirier beating Max Holloway to win the interim lightweight title and Israel Adesanya capturing the interim middleweight belt after a slugfest vs. Kelvin Gastelum.

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Comments 1246 Comments

Thapelo Mononela
Africa is not a country. It is a continent. With countries
Kay Hass
Ariel is a lick ass rat, fuck you mactaper bitch
The Yale
"That country" is Nigeria....not Africa. Africa is a continent.
JR Logue
hes doing this gimmick where he inserts himself into the narritive -jew who inserts himself constantly
Dean Thurman
Hogwash, 155 is what they weighed at the weigh inns! Max, fought max lost! What a bunch crap people are saying that he won because of the physical size of max. Dustin has been working on His boxing with more power and it paid off! How could you put one drop of rain on Dustin’s win. It’s sickening. Ps you do t gear max making any excuses and you don’t hear Dustin bragging!
713buddy
Dustin Poirier & Max Holloway, two true Gladiators doing what they do best, doing it with class, dignity, & respect for one another! This fight was a real display of the two top mixed martial artists on the planet showing what real combat sport is all about! Kudos Gentleman, You're Both Class Personified!
Gary Kindred Jr
Bottom line is he just could not hurt Dustin Poirier I've always said from the beginning that Max needs to put some muscle on his frame
NYvarsity Sports
Well damn, they can have Ariel and Brett...but not Jimmy Smith?
Stan Olsen
Big thanks to the MMA Gods for Brett Okamoto. It looks like finally we found a "journalist" that knows what he is talking about ! After years of complacent and egotistic journalism from guys like Ariel,Luke,etc. , Brett gave us some long awaited quality journalism !!!
Ignoramus
$ Fight = Khabib vs Dustin, co-main Tony vs Conor. winner vs winner, loser vs loser -> Tony has been out to long and needs something to do, Conor needs a fight to prove he's worthy of a rematch, Khabib and Dustin set in stone. Yes there's Gaethje, Iaquinta etc, but UFC is a business, and for PPV couldn't imagine a better outlay
kiezer sosay
Preparing to change weightclasses, (especially going up) takes much longer than any fight camp... iether way,.thank God tj knocked out cody... I mean phewww
Callme Ishmael
Can we give these guys some credit? They're doing this post-fight analysis at about 3am local time. The main events didn't kick off until after 12am local! Mad props to the fighters and to the crew giving us this great content
Lenn Xeath
When do we see a fight with the real goat. Khabib vs the wire that destroyed Tony?
Brian Blaze
If the Adesanya/Gastellum fight isn't fight of the year I'll be happy because that means we will see another great fight but it will be hard to beat.
Steve Moore
remember when okomoto was doing blogger-level interviews only? yeah me too. it was last week. and next week.
Steve Moore
why are these two goobs wearing headsets? are they listening to karen bryant diddling herself? i see no other reason to wear them. none.
Nick King Televised
McGregor going to beat that ass is what's next.

We all know Shish Khabob will get hurt or miss-weight. The dude has been in more canceled UFC Fights than actual UFC Fights.
John GT
I am rooting for Bobby Knuckles over Izzy , but man is Izzy a technician. However I think Bobby can take him out.
Marco Freeman
what fight were ppl watching, max most definitely won rd's 3, and 4. how are ppl scoring it 4-1? poirier himself said he felt the fight "slipping away" that is not the words of a man who won 4 out of 5 rds...
MondoNMind
stop playing, we all want to see Max VS Zabit at 145
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Rafael Lovato Jr. wants to fight Recapping UFC 236 and what’s next for Dustin 2 days ago   11:40

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Rafael Lovato Jr. discusses coming back from injury to become a Bellator champion on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show, and says he wants his first title defense to be against Lyoto Machida.

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