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Friday, Jul 19, 2019

Max Holloway’s Hoping For Another Bout at 155 “Sooner Than Later”


By FCF Staff

Max Holloway came up short in his bid to secure the UFC’s interim lightweight title earlier this year, but clearly the featherweight champ still has intentions of making a run at that weight.

Holloway faced Dustin Poirier for the interim belt at UFC 236 in April, and lost the fight via unanimous decision. Now “Blessed” is preparing to defend his featherweight title against Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 on July 27th.

In advance of that fight, Holloway recently attended a media luncheon, and the Hawaiian star had this to say about a return to lightweight (quote via MMA Junkie):

“(Lightweight) ain’t far off,” Holloway said. “That’s only 10 pounds, that’s all it is, is 10 pounds. We’ll get back there when we get back there. Hopefully it’s sooner rather than later, and we’ll see what happens. If it takes a 10-fight win streak to fight for another belt up there, become the double champ, it takes a 10-fight streak. That’s what it is. I ain’t scared of no work, and you guys all know that. Put my nose down and get to work I guess.”

“That was seven weeks to fight day, so I only had six weeks,” Holloway said, while reflecting on his bout with Poirier. “We were still coming off of the December thing and was figuring stuff out,” Holloway said. “We’ll see what happens when I make the move and decide to put on more muscle and this and that. There’s always a narrative that people try to explore like, ‘He had to be there. He had to weigh this and that.’ There’s no difference.”

The 27-year-old Holloway had won 13 straight bouts prior to facing Poirier. UFC 240 will take place in Edmonton, Alberta.

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