Edson Barboza Proposes “Awesome” Fight With Max Holloway
By FCF Staff
After taking out Shane Burgos at UFC 262, Edson Barboza has made it clear he’d love to battle former featherweight champ, Max Holloway.
Barboza took Burgos out in highlight-reel fashion at the recent event, in what was the fighter’s second victory, since he dropped down from lightweight to featherweight. While speaking to MMA Fighting recently, Barboza (22-9) had this to say about his next fight.
“I want to fight a top-5, man,” Barboza said. “I think I deserve to fight a top-5 given my history in the UFC. Something that motivates me to call for a top-5 opponent is knowing that it will be a great fight.”
“I love to fight the best,” he said. “Can you imagine a fight between Max Holloway and I? I’m a huge fan of Holloway, I love his fights, he’s one of my favorite fighters. It would be awesome, man.”
Holloway (22-6) is coming off a decision win over Calvin Kattar in January, after dropping back-to-back decisions to current champ, Alexander Volkanovki.
Currently, Holloway is ranked #1 in the UFC’s featherweight division and Barboza is #9.