In a recent revelation on Chael Sonnen’s channel, the MMA world was abuzz with the news that Max Holloway and Justin Gaethje are engaged in serious discussions for a potential bout at UFC 300. However, Sonnen, ever the outspoken analyst, has expressed skepticism about the match headlining the event, citing concerns over the BMF title and its lack of lineage.
Sonnen, known for his candid commentary, stated, “There is real talk between Max Holloway’s team and Justin Gaethje. I don’t believe Max changing weight classes in a BMF title that is the road to nowhere because it has no lineage and has yet to be defended. I don’t think that’s a main event worth. I think that’s a cool move; I think that’s a great supporting cast with a story to tell in a road that’s headed nowhere for a championship that’s already been identified as headed nowhere.”
His critique extends beyond just this potential matchup, as Sonnen draws parallels with hypothetical scenarios involving other fighters like Georges St-Pierre and Jorge Masvidal. Sonnen asserts that fights for the BMF title, without a clear weight class and championship lineage, are nothing more than cash grabs and may signify desperation in the world of MMA.
Max Holloway vs. Justin Gaethje: Real Talks for UFC 300, Chael Sonnen Questions Main Event Status
The idea of Max Holloway, a former featherweight champion, testing new waters by potentially taking on Justin Gaethje, a formidable lightweight contender, adds an intriguing layer to the narrative. However, Sonnen’s argument against it headlining UFC 300 hinges on the perceived lack of prestige associated with the BMF title.
He emphasizes, “I would say the same thing would go if Georges Masvidal was to come back, if Georges MZ was to come back against Gaethje, the BMF and they’re ready to fight and they’re figuring out the weight class later. This is nothing more than a cash grab and it would prove Ariel’s point of desperation.”
Sonnen’s sentiments tap into the ongoing debate within the MMA community about the legitimacy and significance of titles like the BMF. While these titles add entertainment value, Sonnen questions whether they deserve the spotlight as the main event on a landmark card like UFC 300. As discussions progress between Holloway and Gaethje’s teams, the MMA world eagerly awaits the final decision, pondering if this matchup is indeed worthy of headlining the historic UFC 300.