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Time for Max Holloway to retire?!?!? One Featherweight contender has a terrible take | UFC Singapore

UFC Fight Night: Holloway v The Korean Zombie Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

“El Matador” thinks “Blessed” should call it a career.

Max Holloway picked up his first finish since 2019 at UFC Singapore yesterday (Sat., Aug. 26, 2023), stopping Chan Sung Jung (a.k.a. “The Korean Zombie”) in the third round via knockout from inside Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang (watch highlights).

Surging Featherweight contender, Ilia Topuria, hopped on Twitter after the 145-pound showdown to give both Holloway and Jung props for the fight, but thinks Holloway — the former Featherweight champion and division’s current No. 1 contender — should also retire.

“I respect these two [Holloway] and [Korean Zombie], but it’s time for them to retire,” Topuria wrote. “[Sean O’Malley], keep rising up, and maybe one day we’ll share the octagon, and you, Alex Volkanovski, get ready to tap out! The masterclass is coming for you. Enjoy the weekend, everyone!”

Sorry, but that’s just a terrible take. Holloway has no plans to retire because he is still the current No. 1-seeded title challenger. Plus, he is still only 31 years old. In fact, Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, implored Topuria to wait for his title shot so Holloway wouldn’t spoil another potential challenger.

Nevertheless, Topuria is coming off a five-round demolishment of Josh Emmett in his first UFC main event earlier this year in Jacksonville, Florida. While he doesn’t have a fight booked, most believe that he is fighting the aforementioned Volkanovksi next for the Featherweight championship.

Now, for a super talented fighter who is actually retiring perhaps too soon?

Following the knockout loss, Jung retired from the sport after a legendary career in which he claimed nine “Performance of the Night” bonuses, including three “Fight of the Night” checks.

He will be sorely missed.

For complete UFC Singapore results, coverage and highlights click HERE.

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