In the wake of getting back to the success segment amazingly, Max Holloway is hoping to keep riding his energy with a functioning 2021.
Previous UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway (22-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC) snapped a two-battle slip with a marvelous presentation against Calvin Kattar at UFC on ABC 1 in January as he bounced back from his limited split-decision misfortune to advocate Alexander Volkanovski in July 2020.
With Volkanovski booked to guard his title against Brian Ortega in the co-headliner of UFC 260 on March 27, Holloway has almost certainly that he has situated himself for one more shot at the title.
“After the fight that night, he (White) went to the media and he said what he said,” Max Holloway told MMA Junkie. “With Alex and Ortega coming up, everybody knows I’m the cloud over that fight. At the end of the day, let them focus on each other, and then, when it’s all said and done, the reign is gonna continue, so I can’t wait.”
Holloway has history with the two men, having overwhelmed Ortega at UFC 231 and dropping two choice misfortunes to Volkanovski – one in which he lost his title and the other that he was sure he had done what’s needed to win.
Be that as it may, regardless of the storyline encompassing the two men, Holloway isn’t excessively worried about the result of the forthcoming featherweight title battle.
“No preference at all,” Max Holloway said. “May the best man win. I just want the best guys across from me. When it’s all said and done, when these lights, when these interviews are done, when I’m long gone from fighting, when I’m long gone from this earth, I wanna be in history. I wanna be one of those guys that fought the who’s who names of MMA and that’s what you do. So I ain’t picking and choosing, and I ain’t got no favorites.”
Having battled quite recently once in 2020, Holloway desires to recreate his action from 2019, when he had the chance to contend multiple times.
“In a perfect world, if I got to make up my plan for this year, is I would like to fight during the summer and then maybe try and get a December fight in,” Max Holloway said. “I want to fight three times this year, maybe get in there in the summertime, July hopefully, and then get in on another card with UFC so we’ll see what happens. That’s just what I want to do in a perfect world, fight in July, fight in December.”