Max Holloway injured, title defense against Frankie Edgar on hold again

Max Holloway says Khabib Nurmagomedov fight ‘excites’ him, still hopes it happens

Back at UFC 223, Max Holloway was set to step in on short notice against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Yet, the fight never happened as the Hawaiian wasn’t cleared to cut the weight by the commission.

Since then, he defended the featherweight title against Brian Ortega and Frankie Edgar, but he also fought Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight title. Yet, he lost the fight so he lost another chance at fighting Nurmagomedov.

For Holloway, he still hopes that fight happens as he says it is one that excites him.

“We don’t know, none of them is me, I’m not them,” Holloway told Yahoo! Sports. “Khabib is Khabib. I wish it happened. Khabib is on his way to being one of greatest to ever do it. I plan on being one of the greatest to ever do it. I’m sure we’re gonna meet. As long as my goal and his goal is the same, we’re gonna run into each other some time, and that’s being the greatest fighter of all time.

“We’ll see what happens. That fight excites me. There’s fights that raises lots of questions for someone, and he raises lots of questions. Hopefully, we get to fight and find out the answers.”

Max Holloway is set to battle Alexander Volkanovski in the co-main event of UFC 245 as he is looking to defend his featherweight title again.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, meanwhile, has been re-booked to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18 in Brooklyn, New York. Should he get past that, a rematch with Conor McGregor or a scrap with Justin Gaethje could happen.
But, Max Holloway he will eventually get the lightweight shot at the undefeated Dagestani lightweight champion as he believes a win over Khabib will prove he is one of the greatest fighters of all time. Whether or not they will fight is to be seen.
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Cole Shelton
Cole Shelton covers MMA for, MMANews, and while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime