Former featherweight champion Max Holloway looked sensational at the UFC Fight Island 7 headline spot.
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In a post-match speech, Hollowway claimed he was ready to go again next week if either Conor McGregor or Dustin Poirier dropped out of the UFC 257 main event.
After UFC Fight Island 7, Dana White told the Abu Dhabi media that Hollowway went home and enjoyed a well-earned rest.
“I think he’s worth a break home,” White said. “I respect it, but yeah, we’re fine. It’s covered.”
Hollowway claimed that even though White didn’t like the idea, he was stuck next week and ready to fill in as needed.
“I’ll be here until next week. Don’t be surprised if something happens in this crazy and wild sport,” Hollowway said. “Look at the huge pay-per-view next week. There are a lot of surprises.”
In 2018, Hollowway easily faced lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, during the week of the fight, “blessed” was forced out of the fight due to weight loss issues and replaced by Al Iaquinta.
Nurmagomedov is currently considering returning to the fight after retiring from sports after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October. The undefeated Russian told White that he would return if someone fighting at UFC257 really impressed him. Holloway believes that his performance against Qatar may have caught the eye of Nurmagomedov.
“You know what happens in Habib, right?” Holloway said. “Habib wants something very interesting. Maybe I pushed him a little out of the way. I think there was the best press conference in the world. There was no fight. If he wanted, we Can fill it. “(((Transcription by MMA junkie)
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