Michael Bisping Feels Justin Gaethje Misjudged The Skill Of Max Holloway Ahead Of UFC 300 Bout

This past Saturday at UFC 300, Max Holloway delivered a stunning knockout in the fifth round of his BMF title fight with Justin Gaethje, and Michael Bisping believes the victor was underestimated.

The pair went nearly the full distance, before a war broke out in the center of the octagon, resulting in a knockout for “Blessed” with just one second left on the clock. After a competitive and entertaining battle, even before the highlight finish, the way the fight ended truly added to the spectacle of the monument PPV event.

Earlier this week, former UFC middleweight champion turned podcast host Michael “The Count” Bisping commented on the BMF title changing hands.

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“I think he was a victim of his own success,” Bisping said on the TNT Sports post-fight show. “Knocking out Dustin Poirier the way that he did and everybody riding the coattails and being a fan for obvious reasons, he’s a very exciting fighter and very accomplished. He thought he was going to go right through Max Holloway. He really did, and he was looking for the knockout constantly. You can’t do that. When you’re looking for the knockout, you telegraph the shot.

(h/t MMAJunkie.com)

Last Summer at UFC 291, Gaethje knocked out Dustin Poirier with a devastating head kick in the second round of their main event bout. This was one of the biggest wins in Justin Gaethje’s career, and Bisping believes he was still rolling with the momentum from that victory, and came in to the Holloway fight much too confident.

“He was swinging with everything he had. He wasn’t setting it up and other than throwing hooks, he was just throwing leg kicks. Step aside, left hook Larry, leg kick Larry, that’s what we’re going to call Justin Gaethje from now and listen, you know, he learned a very, very valuable lesson because he didn’t have to take this fight. He was the next contender for Islam Makhachev. He was the rightful contender for the lightweight title. That just went up in flames.”

(h/t MMAJunkie.com)

Despite the violent nature in which he was knocked out, Gaethje was once again part of one of the most entertaining fights seen in the UFC. While Bisping feels many have been ‘riding’ the former BMF champion’s ‘coattails’, the online consensus seems to be that most fans respect that he went out on his shield and once again went to battle with one of the best.

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