Interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is set to unify the title with undisputed champion Jose Aldo at UFC 212 on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
With going to battle in the Octagon in Aldo’s backyard, the Hawaiian has no problem with spoiling the night for Brazil and taking over the featherweight division as the undisputed king.
“My reaction was, you have the contract – as soon as I found the contract that I had the contract in my email, I emailed it back in one minute signed,” Holloway said on the Submission Radio podcast. “This is what kings do. Kings go to other kings’ villages and they take over. That’s what I plan on come June 3rd. I will go there and show everybody why I’m the king. And what better place to do it than in his backyard, in his old village? So it’s what kings do. I’m gonna show the world once again why I’m one of the best fighters to ever grace the octagon.”
“That’s the beauty of MMA, man, I’d rather show than talk. And I tell people all the time, tune in June 3rd, you guys are gonna see. You guys are gonna see. This guy is a legend. I respect him, of course, but at the end of the day, he’s gotta see me at the end of the day on June 3rd in that octagon. I will show the world, I will show the world. I’ve been telling you guys, it’s time to jump ships now. It’s time to jump ship now, because on June 3rd it’s gonna be another one. It’s gonna be another one and I’m gonna leave you guys scratching your head, thinking like, ‘oh damn, what’s next?’”
Regarding Aldo’s recent attempt to get a fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov or Tony Ferguson with the expectation of a win lining up a rematch with rival Conor McGregor, Holloway said others are too fixated on trying to chase a money fight rather than making themselves the prize fighter everyone is chasing after.
“Ah man, it’s just crazy, man. It’s crazy. I thought we were all men here. They’re trying to chase one guy around, like trying to get this and that. It is what it is. If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. You know, I ain’t chasing nobody. I’m gonna make my damn self my own money fight. And I was kind of irritated.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 2/17/2017.