UFC president Dana White says he is not interested in a quadrilogy fight between Max Holloway and UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
Holloway defeated The Korean Zombie via third-round TKO in the main event of UFC Singapore last weekend, his second straight win over a top-10 ranked opponent after beating Arnold Allen in his fight before that. Over the last few years, Holloway has been beating everyone in his path, except for Volkanovski, who holds three wins over the Hawaiian legend. Given Holloway has lost three times to the current champion, it seems difficult to give him another title shot. But on the other hand, it’s clear that Holloway is the second-best fighter in his weight class after Volkanovski, so he’s still in the title mix.
Still, while Holloway is the second-best featherweight in the world, three losses to the current champ make it almost impossible for him to get another title shot at 145 lbs anytime soon, according to White.
“I just think that Volkanovski is so dominant right now. I mean, there’s people who believe he beat Islam (Makhachev). I don’t know if you throw Max at him again at this point in Max’s career. I don’t love it,” White told the media this week following Dana White’s Contender Series (via MMAjunkie.com).
White hinted that the UFC already has a match in mind for Holloway, with speculation being that it could be a fight against Ilia Topuria, who is one of the division’s best young fighters. At this point, Holloway will likely be fighting the top young contenders at 145 lbs since a fourth fight with Volkanovski isn’t likely to happen. If Holloway does want a title shot in the UFC, he may have to consider moving back up to 155 lbs.
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