- Max Holloway is still keen on a fourth title showdown with Alexander Volkanovski
- “Blessed” even sees himself possibly moving up more than one weight class and winning more titles
Former featherweight champion Max Holloway triumphantly retired Korean Zombie at UFC Singapore. After the fight, “Blessed” revealed his desire to still fight for the belt and even win more titles in other weight classes.
A fourth match with Volk
Speaking to the media in his post-fight presser, Holloway did not shy away from admitting he still aims for that fourth match with Alexander Volkanovski. It can be recalled that Volk beat Holloway in all of their three meetings in the past but for “Blessed,” the plan is to keep winning and prove that he could still be an “undeniable” title challenger.
“Undeniable man,” Holloway said of a fourth fight with Volkanovski. “All week, I’ve been saying undeniable. I’m not here to call nobody out. That’s you guys’ job to figure that out, it’s the fan’s job to do for me. I’m just here to be undeniable, keep being undeniable. I’ll keep crawling, scratching my way to the top of the mountain,” Max Holloway explained. “No one is going to stop me getting there.”
Move up and boxing are also options
Holloway further pointed out that he doesn’t see himself becoming anything less than a champion. In fact, he is also open to moving up to not just one weight class and winning more titles to his name.
“Like I said I want to win the title back,” Holloway reiterated. “I want to defend it a bunch of times and after we do that maybe even go up a weight or two to get more titles, so we’ll see what happens you know anything’s possible. All I got to do is focus you know keep one foot in front of the other and keep grinding.”
For “Blessed,” the sky is the limit as far as what’s next for him and he wouldn’t even hesitate to make a boxing debut.
“I’ll box whoever wants to box. Dana White, tell them!,” he added “… Boxing is more easy I don’t have to worry about kick and elbow, like a takedown brother, like we’re good you know what I mean, most of my head [movement], most of my boxing movement right now is like, it’s hard to do.”
Korean Zombie was an “actual zombie”
Holloway also reflected on his stunning KO win over Korean Zombie. Admittedly, “Blessed” thought he took out Chan Sung Jung prior to the third but he realized he was called a “zombie” for a reason.
“I needed to finish. I was due for and what not better place to do it from when starting my 12-fight win streak before I got the title here in Singapore… This is my first ever walk-off KO so it was amazing man,” Holloway said.
“I thought I had him out but he kept coming back. I thought ‘Oh my god’, what’s going on? The Zombie is a zombie bro, I swear I saw him stop breathing. He’s out and he started wiggling his fingers, I was like what is he made out of bro. He’s weird the dude is an actual zombie. He’s an actual zombie man,” he added.
Since being dethroned by Volkanovski in 2019, Holloway earned two title fight rematches but failed to win in both. Outside Volk, “Blessed” was able to beat all of his four other opponents. Looking at current featherweight division has been shaping, it’s safe to say that Holloway, who is still the No. 1 contender, could really be worthy of another crack at the title.