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.”