The UFC featherweight division is cursed. Blame Jose Aldo, blame Conor McGregor or blame the UFC for the voodoo curse that has hovered over the division since it was brought over from the WEC. From the islands of Hawaii, current UFC champ Max Holloway is the latest of a long line of 145 pound champions who for one reason or another cannot fight on a consistent basis.
Before anyone watched any fireworks on July 4th, news broke that Holloway dropped out UFC 226 with symptoms due to a series of concussions.
Breaking: Max Holloway is out of UFC 226. Here is a statement from his management team, exclusive to ESPN. More coming shortly. pic.twitter.com/PO4Zm0DeBC
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 5, 2018
Holloway even spent the night in a local Vegas hospital due to his brain issues.
Earlier in the week Holloway appeared on UFC Tonight and didn’t appear all there.
— McDuckMMA (@McDuckMMA) July 5, 2018
Can’t mess around with head injuries in a sport where yo are repeatedly hit in the head. God Speed and take time to get better Max.
Check out the full interview below