UFC star Max Holloway says judges made him CRY twice this year

first_img First Published: 17th December, 2019 18:37 IST Written By WATCH US LIVE Also Read | Conor McGregor Reacts To Kamaru Usman’s Title Defense Against Colby Covington At UFC 245Also Read | UFC: Kamaru Usman Breaks Colby Covington’s Jaw At UFC 245 In Brutal Fight; Watch Video LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | Max Holloway Reveals His Condition For A UFC Re-match Against Conor McGregorUFC 245: Max Holloway cried twice due to judgesMax Holloway faced two huge losses in 2019 and both of them went to the judge’s scorecard. After an unsuccessful attempt at the Interim Lightweight belt against Dustin Poirier, Max Holloway returned back to the featherweight division and defended his 145 lbs gold against Frankie Edgar at UFC 240. However, Alexander Volkanovski swept off the featherweight title from him after a close fight in the co-main event of UFC 245. Max Holloway did not expect it to happen as he was confident about his victory after the fight but Bruce Buffer’s voice tagged Alexander Volkanovski as the new featherweight king.However, Max Holloway claimed that he is just 28-years-old and he will be back for the title hunt but that did not stop him from taking a dig at the judges. During an interview with MMA Fighting, the former champion said: “There are only three opinions that matter. Like the great Burt Watson said, don’t leave that s**t to the judges, they are gonna make you cry. They made me cry twice in 2019, so lets choo-choo forward to 2020, new year, new me.”Also Read | Tyson Fury Invited To Make Quick Switch From Boxing To UFC By Dana Whitecenter_img COMMENT Max Holloway’s recent defeat against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245 came as a shocker for the former featherweight titleholder and all his fans. After fourteen straight victories at the 145 lbs unit, Max Holloway suffered a decision loss against the Australian Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245, but according to Holloway, he deserved to win the close-fought battle and snubbed the judge’s scorecard for dumping him from the featherweight gold. According to the former featherweight champion’s statement to the American media, judges made him cry twice in 2019 and Max Holloway is clearly not fine with it. Raj Sarkar FOLLOW US Last Updated: 17th December, 2019 18:37 IST UFC Star Max Holloway Says Judges Made Him CRY Twice This Year Max Holloway recently lost his featherweight title against Alexander Volkanovski at the co-main event fight of UFC 245. Know what Max Holloway has to saylast_img read more

SA teen racer just keeps on winning

first_img29 April 2014 South Africa’s Kelvin van der Linde racked up yet another memorable milestone in his young career with victory in race two of the opening round of the ADAC GT Masters in Oschersleben, Germany, on Sunday. The 17-year-old motor-racing phenomenon, the 2013 South African Motor Sportsman of the Year, shared a Prosperia C Abt Audi R8 with Germany’s Rene Rast and became the youngest ever GT Masters pole-sitter (in race one) and race winner. The two Prosperia C Abt Audi drivers dominated Sunday’s event to come home 2.4 seconds ahead of the Porsche 911 GT3 R driven by Christian Engelhart of Germany and Dutchman Jaap van Lagen. Dramatic start The race got off to a dramatic start with a pile-up ahead of the first corner, which immediately brought out the red flags. All seven drivers involved emerged relatively unscathed. After a 30-minute delay, it was restarted but over a reduced distance, with the time now limited to 48 minutes. Rast, still in pole position, led off strongly. The pursuing pair of Austrian Dominik Baumann in a BMW Z4 GT3 and Van Lagen in the Porsche were preoccupied with a private battle for second position, and while Van Lagen prevailed, he was unable to pose any sort of threat to race leader Rast.Mandatory pit stop At the mandatory pit stop, Rast handed over to co-driver Van der Linde with a two- second cushion, and the youngster then brought the car home safely ahead of Engelhart and Van Lagen. Baumann and German Claudia Hurtgen were third in the BMW, 3.1 seconds in arrears. The debut performance by the young South African could hardly have been more impressive: he not only became the youngest ever race winner in the series but also claimed one of the two pole positions in his own right.‘Quite nerve-wracking’ “I found the first half hour of the race quite nerve-wracking and was a bit concerned when I took over as race leader, as I didn’t know if I could hang on to P1 after the pit stop,” Van der Linde confessed afterwards. “But I then found myself further in front and just focused on finishing the race and managing the lead. “I’m very grateful to Christian Abt for the opportunity to drive his car in the ADAC GT Masters. This is a mega step up for me in my motor racing career and I am very happy to have helped the team get the new season off to such a good start. The team gave Rene and I a great car this weekend.”‘Kelvin drove a fantastic race’ “Kelvin drove a fantastic race, didn’t make any mistakes and withstood massive pressure from the opposition,” said an admiring Rast. “Apart from that frightening incident at the start, it was a relatively straightforward race. I opened up a gap on the Porsche, but never quite managed to shake him off.” Prosperia C Abt Racing, the winners of the team prize in 2013, fielded three Audi R8 LMS ultra cars in the first round of the high-profile international series. Pole position Van der Linde and Rast started from the pole position claimed by the South African in car #10 in Saturday’s opening one-hour sprint race. They put in impressive performances in their first appearance together and at the chequered flag were just 0.307s behind the winning Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 of Germany’s Max Buhk and Max Gotz. Engelhart and Van Lagen were third in the Porsche. The other two Prosperia C Abt Racing Audis, the #12 RT8 Audi driven by Markus Winkelhock and Stefan Wackerbauer and the #11 car shared by Nicki Thiim and Fabian Hamprecht, were forced to retire from both races. The Series Van der Linde and Rast will contest all eight rounds of the series, which features races at famous circuits like Zandvoort in Holland and the Nurburgring and the Hockenheimring in Germany. Their competition includes Porsche 911 GT3s, BMW Z4 GT3s, Chev Camaro GTs and Chev Corvette GT3s, Ford GT3s, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3s and Nissan GT-R GT3s. They now lead the championship with 43 points to the 33 of Engelhart and Van Lagen and the 25 of Hurtgen and Baumann.center_img The next round of the championship is at Zandvoort on 10 and 11 May. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Tumblr’s Growth May Have Hit The Wall

first_imgGuide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#David Karp#now#Tumblr#Yahoo readwrite Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts Yahoo’s $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr may have saddled the still-troubled Internet giant with a wasting asset, Buzzfeed reports. Traffic figures supposedly “directly measured” by Quantcast show that monthly unique visitors to Tumblr peaked last November; a more abbreviated chart of weekly unique visitors shows that number falling since May 20.Tumblr responded that Quantcast doesn’t measure traffic from the Tumblr mobile app, but declined to say whether including mobile-app users would show overall growth. So Buzzfeed looked at data from its own network of sites and found what John Herrman called a “fairly serious decline in Tumblr referrals” (see chart below). Which is interesting, if still not quite conclusive. Image via Buzzfeedlast_img read more