Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar have nothing but respect for one another after their recent Fight of the Night winning war.
Holloway, the former UFC featherweight champ, and Kattar, the division’s No. 6 contender, met in the main event of UFC on ABC 1 last weekend. Holloway was the picture of dominance in the fight, landing north of 400 strikes over five rounds, but Kattar’s toughness kept him upright until the final bell, and resulted in both men earning $50,000 post-fight bonuses.
After the fight, Holloway took to Twitter to praise Kattar, and share his belief that the best is yet to come for the Bostonian.
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) January 20, 2021
“This changes nothing for Calvin Kattar,” Holloway wrote on Twitter. “He’s still a top contender. I’m still a fan. And he’s still from Boston so he will be back even better. Looking forward to Kattar 2.0.”
Kattar than responded with a classy message of his own, proclaiming himself a Holloway fan and sharing his hopes for a rematch with the Hawaiian star down the road.
Likewise champ. Look forward to earning another opportunity to step across from you in the octagon. Until then, rooting for you 💯✊🏼 https://t.co/zsPdsH4fAp
— Calvin Kattar (@CalvinKattar) January 20, 2021
“Likewise champ,” Kattar wrote in response to Holloway. “Look forward to earning another opportunity to step across from you in the octagon. Until then, rooting for you.”
Kattar also issued a classy statement on Instagram the day after his loss to Holloway, which you can check out below.
“Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up,” Kattar wrote. “With goals so strong that obstacles, failure and loss only act as motivation. Props to Max on a hell of a fight he deserves all the praise. Thankful for my team’s commitment for this fight. On to the next. There is no stopping the man who doesn’t quit.”
What do you think of this classy post-fight exchange from Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar? What do you think the future holds for these two featherweight stars? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.