Max Holloway is on a mission for greatness starting with a win over Arnold Allen.
Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is making his return to the Octagon this weekend. The last time Holloway stepped foot in the cage was in July of last year. In that bout, he lost to champion Alexander Volkanovski for the third time. Now he will be taking on a tough up-and-comer in Arnold Allen. In the lead-up to this fight, Holloway is not looking past Allen. He knows that he is dangerous, but he can’t help but see a possible fourth fight with the champ.
Holloway is thought of in many circles as the greatest UFC featherweight of all time. Although he has someone else on the list, he is doing his best to be able to retire as the GOAT. He still believes he has a long way to go.
Max Holloway wants to be remembered as the best fighter ever
Holloway was the UFC featherweight champion from 2016 to 2019. In that time he defended his title three times. He is on a quest to get back his belt and become known as the greatest of all time. After thirteen years as a professional fighter, Holloway is not struggling to find motivation and still feels as if he is a young man in the sport.
“Legendary status. I mean Jose Aldo, I still believe he’s the featherweight GOAT. He has all the title records, then there’s a guy like Alex in front of me you know he motivates me and then there’s other guys and fight nights that that happened,” he said on the DC and RC show. “Just like this Izzy fight, you know, going out there, doing his thing this past weekend was great to see. So there are a lot of things that motivate me, man, you know I just want to be the best, I want to be the best there was, there ever will be and we will get a long way, road to do it. A lot of guys talk to me, treat me like a veteran like I’m this super old guy or something. I’m only 31.”
Holloway would like to get another shot at the belt and if that shot is against Volkanovski then so be it. He is not shying away from a fourth fight with the champ.
“We’ll see what happens, at the end of the day I really want that fourth,” he said.
To achieve any of these plans, Holloway must first get past Allen on Saturday night. Allen is currently riding a 12-fight winning streak. He has knocked out his last two opponents and is currently ranked fourth in the division.