UFC 222: Max Holloway Reports Move to 155 “Could Come Sooner Than Later”
By FCF Staff
Max Holloway has talked repeatedly in the past about moving up in weight. But, as the featherweight champ’s next title defense approaches, “Blessed” is reporting that move might come sooner than most expected.
Holloway is booked to fight former lightweight champ, Frankie Edgar, in the main event of the March 3rd, UFC 222 card. Recently the Hawaiian fighter was a guest on “The MMA Hour”, and he had this to say, while discussing his future weight class (quotes via MMA Fighting):
“It’s just UFC with all this USADA, (the policing of) the weight cuts, you’ve got to be a certain weight when you’re checking in and blah blah blah — all of that medical stuff, that’s what I mean. If they start adding more medical stuff I probably would (move up).”
“Every time I check my weight they’re in disbelief, but I’m like, ‘I’ve never missed weight in my life.’ I don’t know why they’re giving me a hard time, but medically if they’re the rules, then medically I probably won’t be able to make it because of their rules with the (weight) cuts.
“155 might come sooner rather than later, so we’ll see what happens.”
Holloway is coming off a stoppage win over Jose Aldo in December, which marked the second time he defeated the legendary fighter.
UFC 222 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.