UFC 236 was a card to remember. The event, which went down in Atlanta, Georgia last weekend, was topped by a pair of interim title fights, as Dustin Poirier defeated Max Holloway to capture interim lightweight gold, and Israel Adesanya defeated Kelvin Gastelum to win the interim middleweight title. Both fights were absolute wars, earning all four fighters involved Fight of the Night honors.
As is so often the case with unforgettable wars like the ones we saw at UFC 236, there were some pretty emotional moments backstage after the fights wrapped up.
In the latest episode of the UFC’s popular The Thrill and The Agony series, fans are given front row seats to a few of those moments.
In this video, we can see NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal console the young son of the vanquished Max Holloway, wiping a tear from the tiny Hawaiian’s face with his massive hand.
We’re also treated to a cool moment between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier. Moments after the fight, Holloway donated his gloves to The Good Fight, a cause Poirier diligently supports.
See it all in the video above.
What was your favorite moment from the unforgettable UFC 236 card? Join the conversation in the comments section down below.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 4/18/2019.