Max Holloway calls for fight with top 3 opponent
Max Holloway may still have his hand in a cast following his UFC 194 unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens. The win over Stephens gave Holloway his 8th straight win, and the most consecutive wins in the UFC featherweight division.
With no immediate timetable for his return, Holloway is anxious to return to the Octagon and secure a title shot in a stacked featherweight division.
He spoke to MMAJunkie to discuss his plans:
“I’m in a cast right now, and next week I go to take it off, and we’ll find out how much more rehab I need to do. I want to fight late May or June. If I can’t fight then, I want to fight on that big UFC 200 card (in July). We’ll see what happens.”
“It’s all kind of messed up right now. There are a lot of things that could happen. With Conor going up, it kind of puts both the divisions on hold. There are Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar. I could see them doing a big fight with me and Frankie, or a big fight with me and Aldo. Why not do a interim belt if Conor gets hurt in his fight? We’ll see what happens. I have no idea where the division is right now.”
With the UFC not officially announcing who will get the next shot at Conor McGregor at featherweight, who would you like to see Holloway fight when he returns?