While for many being a double champ in the UFC may be the ultimate goal of their fighting career, but Paul Felder surely separates him from the group. After undergoing a successful treatment that involved sticking tubes into his chest that created suction that pulled the air surrounding the lung around the lung itself, Felder can now think of his way ahead. For the unacquainted, Felder suffered a collapsed lung during the last minute of his unanimous decision victory over James Wick.
In the aftermath, “The Irish Dragon” appeared on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour to talk about his injuries and also shared his thoughts on the rise of the double champ culture in the UFC. Luke Thomas inquired Felder about how he felt that now Dustin Poirier is fighting featherweight champ Max Holloway for the interim lightweight scrap. Felder seemed extremely clear in his opinion – he doesn’t like this culture.
Lightweight contender Paul Felder thinks the "double champ" trend in the UFC is "getting out of hand." Do you agree?
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“We’ve got a lot of people trying to be double champs right now. We’ve got Poirier who’s a solid straight up savage so hopefully he shuts up some double champ aspirants. I’ll be rooting for Dustin Poirier, even though I love Max Holloway. These double champs are getting out of hand. For the sake of the lightweight division what’s best is that Dustin wins and see what Khabib is trying to do. Even if Khabib’s not willing to fight we’ve got Ferguson and Al is also in the mix there.”
Dustin Poirier fights Max Holloway at UFC 236. The card will also feature Israel Adesanya against Kelvin Gastelum for the interim middleweight title.