‘The reign is gonna continue’

After going back to the win column in a huge method, Max Holloway is wanting to continue riding his momentum with an active 2021.

Previous UFC featherweight champ Holloway (22-6 Mixed Martial Arts, 18-6 UFC) snapped a two-fight skid with a skillful display screen versus Calvin Kattar at UFC on ABC 1 in January as he rebounded from his narrow split-decision loss to promote Alexander Volkanovski in July 2020.

With Volkanovski set up to safeguard his title versus Brian Ortega in the co-main occasion of UFC 260 on March 27, Holloway believes that he has actually placed himself for another chance at the title.

“After the fight that night, he (White) went to the media and he said what he said,” Holloway informed Mixed Martial Arts Addict. “With Alex and Ortega coming up, everybody knows I’m the cloud over that fight. At the end of the day, let them focus on each other, and then, when it’s all said and done, the reign is gonna continue, so I can’t wait.”

Holloway has history with both guys, having actually controlled Ortega at UFC 231 and dropping 2 choice losses to Volkanovski – one in which he lost his title and the other that he was positive he had actually done enough to win.

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However, in spite of the story surrounding both guys, Holloway isn’t too worried with the result of the upcoming featherweight title battle.

“No preference at all,” Holloway stated. “May the best man win. I just want the best guys across from me. When it’s all said and done, when these lights, when these interviews are done, when I’m long gone from fighting, when I’m long gone from this earth, I wanna be in history. I wanna be one of those guys that fought the who’s who names of MMA and that’s what you do. So I ain’t picking and choosing, and I ain’t got no favorites.”

Having actually battled simply when in 2020, Holloway intends to duplicate his activity from 2019, when he got to complete 3 times.

“In a perfect world, if I got to make up my plan for this year, is I would like to fight during the summer and then maybe try and get a December fight in,” Holloway stated. “I want to fight three times this year, maybe get in there in the summertime, July hopefully, and then get in on another card with UFC so we’ll see what happens. That’s just what I want to do in a perfect world, fight July, fight in December.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.