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UFC champion Max (Blessed) Holloway picks Raptors to win NBA Finals

May 29, 2019 - 3:38 PM

TORONTO - UFC featherweight champion Max (Blessed) Holloway, a diehard Raptors fan, is predicting a Toronto win in six games over Golden State in the NBA Finals.

"Six games. We beat 'em on their home field," Holloway said Wednesday.

Holloway, who was in Edmonton to promote his UFC 240 main event against Frankie (The Answer) Edgar, lamented the fact that he was not going to be able to see any games live because he is preparing for the July 27 fight.

"I wish ... My man (Raptors GM) Bobby Webster, he's been harassing me to get out to a game but I can't. I've got to get all focused and train."

Like Holloway, Webster is a Hawaii native.

Holloway wore a classic Raptors Vince Carter jersey to promote his UFC 231 bout against Brian Ortega in Toronto last December. He also found time to take his son to a Raptors game.

Holloway has fought twice in Toronto, winning both times.

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