‘Send Me The Date’- Daniel Cormier Responds To Max Holloway Callout

Published 02/28/2021, 2:30 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 03: Daniel Cormier of the United States celebrates his victory over Derrick Lewis of the United States in their heavyweight title bout during the UFC 230 event at Madison Square Garden on November 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


Max Holloway and Daniel Cormier have shared a close relationship for years. While ‘DC’ is much older than Holloway, they were contemporaries as UFC Champions. Holloway served as the featherweight champion while ‘DC’ was on his reigns as light heavyweight and heavyweight champion.

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However, Holloway has had a running joke of ‘calling out’ Cormier for fights. He has done this in interviews and post-fight situations. But, it has always been in good spirit. While Max may be taller than DC, DC fought in a weight class 120-pounds ahead of Max, so an actual fight is obviously not going to happen.

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It seems that they will settle this beef in some sort of video game contest. Holloway is a very active gamer and possibly may have the edge on DC. From what we have seen from these two, an eventual matchup of any sort will definitely be put out there on social media for everyone to enjoy. So, all anyone can do is sit tight until they actually do something about this.

Max Holloway: What are his upcoming real fight plans?

Though Max Holloway may be picking up video game fight bookings against Daniel Cormier, there is a genuine question around what he will do next in the featherweight division. He fought last month and absolutely decimated Calvin Kattar, proving he needs high-quality opponents to have a competitive outing.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JUNE 03: Max Holloway celebrates after his TKO victory over Jose Aldo of Brazil in their UFC featherweight championship bout during the UFC 212 event at Jeunesse Arena on June 3, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Holloway can’t just rematch Alexander Volkanovski after losing two fights to the champion. At the same time, ‘The Great’ is facing a former Holloway’s foe in Brian Ortega in a defense of his featherweight title at UFC 260. ‘Blessed’ is on the path for the belt but has also spoken about possibly moving up to lightweight, eventually.

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The last time we saw Max at lightweight, he was getting beaten by Dustin Poirier in an interim title fight. While Max looked like he couldn’t compete at the weight class, some genuine training for that weight would definitely improve his success rate at 155. For now, it seems that Holloway will wait to see who wins between Volkanovski and Ortega and make his decision accordingly.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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