Max Holloway Reflects On UFC 236 Performance
Max Holloway may be coming off a lightweight loss from UFC 236, but he is still defending his featherweight strap. Despite this, he is very positive about his broken winning streak.
Holloway experienced his first loss in 14 fights, a streak spanning over five years. The featherweight champ moved up to lightweight to take on Dustin Poirier, for the interim lightweight strap. Poirier would end up walking away with the decision, after a very exciting fight.
Now, “Blessed” is primed to defend his featherweight belt, against Frankie Edgar. Ahead of this UFC 240 bout, Holloway did a lunch media scrum, where he addressed his UFC 236 performance, and his future at lightweight.
“‘55 ain’t far off. That’s only 10 pounds, that’s all it is, is 10 pounds. We’ll get back there when we get back there. Hopefully it’s sooner rather than later and we’ll see what happens. If it takes a 10-fight win streak to fight for another belt up there, become the double champ, it takes a 10-fight streak. That’s what it is. I ain’t scared of no work and you guys all know that. Put my nose down and get to work I guess.”
Holloway further expressed how much he has changed since April.
“It’s in my history. You guys watch my fights, you guys go back to all my fights, I’m a different guy every time and come July 27 you guys are going to see a different guy in there again. The kid that showed up in April, the guy you’re looking at, standing in front of him, I’d kill that kid. I’d body him. There’s no comparison and it happens, this sport or life, period, is like Chutes and Ladders. Sometimes you’ve got to slide down to climb up a bigger ladder.”
It seems pretty clear that Max Holloway has a bright future at 155lb. However, first he must get past Frankie Edgar.