Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight champion Max Holloway, at some point over the past four years, forgot how to lose, racking up 11 straight wins, including last June’s finish over Jose Aldo, which netted the promotion’s 145-pound strap.
When will “Blessed” make his first title defense?
That remains to be seen, since the 25-year-old Hawaiian is a king without a castle, as the “Junior” showdown was the last fight on his current UFC contract. As you might expect, being champion with that kind of winning streak demands a pretty penny.
From his conversation with told KHON2.
“I’m just asking for a fair shake. You see a lot of these guys, a lot of these other champions making what they’re making. I’m not trying to take anything away from them, but I feel like I’m one of the more exciting fighters under contract in the UFC. At the end of the day, I’m the king. I’m in my throne, you know? If you want to come see me, come see me.”
Holloway (18-3) is expected to meet with UFC officials over the next few days.
“Blessed” has a legitimate claim to being the most exciting fighter in his (or any) division, grabbing eight violent finishes during that 11-fight streak, which includes technical knockout victories over Aldo and Anthony Pettis.
Time to see what that’s worth to UFC.