After Last Night’s Scintillating Performance Max Holloway Would Entertain A Possible Fight With Nurmagomedov
Last night (Dec 8, 2018) in the main headliner of UFC 231 Pay-per-View event reigning champion Max Holloway reminded everyone why he’s the best featherweight and ‘Blessed’ proved it by successfully retaining his title after demolishing undefeated Brian Ortega en route to a fourth-round TKO win (doctor’s stoppage) from inside Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Last nights fight was Holloway’s second-straight featherweight title defense and 13th UFC win in a row. After his recent thrilling finish, ‘Blessed’ is interested in entertaining the notion of moving to the lightweight division to face some top fighters. But of all one fight intrigues him the most is against current lightweight champion Khabib ‘Eagle’ Nurmagomedov, during post-fight presser.
“Khabib is another undefeated fighter,” Holloway said at the UFC 231 post-fight press conference (h/t MMA Fighting). “I got this niche, I guess. I just gave an undefeated fighter his first loss. So maybe that one might excite me the most. We were supposed to have that one. So we’ll see what happens. I don’t know. I ain’t picky. Feed me. They all can get it.”
Before last night’s showdown with Ortega, Holloway, last competed in December of 2017 where he scored a fourth-round TKO win over Jose Aldo at UFC 218. Since then Holloway marred by injuries, botched weight cuts, and mysterious illness that forced him out of showdown against Ortega at UFC 226 back in July.
Holloway pretty clear he’s open to whatever UFC wants, his wants indeed involved continue to defend the featherweight title.
“Dana White is the boss,” Holloway said. “The boss is looking for superfights. All the UFC guys, you guys — you guys be talking about me fighting at 55 for super fights. I keep hearing the name Conor, Khabib.
“Everybody talks about the top three guys. Everybody talks about Tony. Everybody wants to see me and Conor, because we fought when I was a kid. A long time ago. Dennis beat that Max, too — Dennis Bermudez beat that Max a couple years ago. So, the top 20 featherweights in the world — 30 — would beat that Max. It is what it is.”
In the wake of his UFC 231 win, Max Holloway was called out by Tony Ferguson on Twitter. ‘Blessed’ didn’t seem so picky and sounded alright with the idea.
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) December 9, 2018
“We’ll see what happens,” Holloway said. “That’s a fun fight. You guys watched Embedded, somebody called me Tony. We’ve got a bone to pick.”
At lightweight division, a plate is full for Holloway, and he seems interested in avenging his past three losses against Conor Mcgregor, Bermudez and Dustin Poirier.
“As a competitor, I have three losses,” he said. “So I want to get them all three back, but that’s just me. I want to fight everyone, whoever. As a competitor, I’ll fight whoever. If you tell me some guy is the best, let’s do it. Is this the best guy? I’m gonna fight you then. Put your dukes up, let’s trade blows.”
What do you think who should Max Holloway fight next? Should he stay at 145 or move to lightweight to meet Khabib?