UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway Is Starting To Feel Better, Still Has To Undergo More Tests By UFC Doctors
UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway forced to pulled out of his scheduled title defense against undefeated Brian Ortega at UFC 226 with concussion-like symptoms and immediately taken to the hospital couple times before the showdown.
2018 has been the most challenging year of Max Holloway’s career, as he had withdrawal from three high profile fights in the past five months.
Even UFC president Dana White said, the exact nature of ‘Blessed’ situation is still unclear, and there will be no discussion of him stepping back into the octagon until things figured it out.
Now it looks like further testing has begun and Holloway gives us a little update on his condition via social media post:
“Back on the mainland for more exams,” Holloway wrote on Twitter. “Thanks UFC and docs for following through to try and figure this out. Starting to feel better. Still Blessed.”
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) July 19, 2018
Previously, Holloway suffered an ankle injury that pulled him out of UFC 222 back in March, then was deemed medically unfit at UFC 223 in April due to weight cut concerns, and then UFC 226 withdrawal due to series health issues.
As when he returns to Octagon, it remains unknown. Holloway scores the UFC featherweight title by defeating Jose Aldo last year then “Blessed” successfully defended the belt against Aldo at UFC 218 last December.
We wish Holloway a speedy recovery, after facing a series of issues, taking some time off may do better to his body and brain.