Dana White Says Max Holloway vs Alexander Volkanovski Trilogy is Inevitable

Published 01/17/2021, 9:06 AM EST


Former UFC featherweight kingpin Max Holloway put on a show against Calvin Kattar in the main event of the first UFC card of 2021. ‘Blessed‘ displayed a striking clinic against Kattar for the whole 5 rounds and managed to come out with a lopsided unanimous decision win.

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Many touted that Kattar could be Holloway’s kryptonite due to the former’s high-level boxing. But Holloway proved yet again why he is a legend and showcased his own gold standard boxing skills.

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In the post-fight press conference of UFC on ABC 1, UFC President Dana White revealed his intentions to book Max Holloway for a title shot next. “When you’re the champion, you have the top five guys in the world gunning at you. When you’re the number one contender in the world, you got the top 10 guys in the world. Sometimes number eight is more dangerous than number three,” White started.

Tonight, he fought a bad dude that a lot of people thought was gonna beat him. And he went out, treated him like number six. So he did what he needed to do in spectacular fashion tonight, and I think that he deserves to fight Volkanovski again,” he added.

Holloway dropped his belt to Volkanovski at UFC 245, as he lost a decision. In the rematch at UFC 251, he lost again by a controversial decision. The majority of the experts and fans scored that fight in the Hawaiian’s favor. Since then, the talk of a trilogy fight has intensified, and with a magical display against Kattar, the former champion put on a stamp on himself as the next contender in line. Volkanovski though will have to square up against Brian Ortega first at UFC 260 in March.

Max Holloway intensified his claim as the greatest featherweight of all time

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Since making his promotional debut at UFC 143, at 20, Holloway has made an astonishing 24 appearances in the Octagon. At only 29 years of age, he already has beaten legends like Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, Anthony Pettis, and more.

The consensus belief is that he is the greatest featherweight in UFC history. And with his display last night, he has only made those claims stronger.

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Should Holloway fight for the championship next? Where does he rank among the all-time greats in the UFC? Let us know below.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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