Max Holloway, UFC featherweight champion prepares to clash Frankie Edgar on March 3rd, Holloway is reporting that his run as the UFC’s featherweight champ, might have to end sooner than he originally planned and currently rides the best winning streak in the UFC with twelve straight victories.
Hawaiian talked about the possibility of moving up to the lightweight division on more than one occasion. On a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Holloway discussed the opportunity.
“If they change a few things around, I’m probably not going to be able to make 145. If it happens, it happens. If UFC keeps making new rules, I most definitely might have to step up. There ain’t no denying it. Everybody is talking about being champs and this and that. I’m a champion in my mindset. I’ve told you before, I’ve got nothing but time on my side. Man, you might see me with two of these gold belts. Who knows? I’m trying to be a legend.
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. I’m a big boy for featherweight, so 155 is going to happen. Sooner or later, we don’t now when, we’re just waiting. But when the time comes, it comes.”
So, it’s not like, Max Holloway’s saying this is his last fight at featherweight, and he hasn’t set a firm timeline for a move. But, if more regulations are added, regarding weight cuts, then we could see Holloway’s run at featherweight end sooner than a lot of people expected.
Max Holloway is expected to defend his title against one of the lightweight division’s greatest champions, Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 on March 3. Edgar has only lost to all-time great, Jose Aldo in the division.