‘God What a Fight!’- Joe Rogan Left Struck by the Intensity and Toughness of Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar

January 22, 2021 3:00 pm

Max Holloway started the year 2021 for the UFC in a 5-round slugfest against fellow featherweight Calvin Kattar. The former champion turned around his two-fight skid and put on a striking clinic on ‘The Boston Finisher’. Holloway dominated for the full 5-rounds and came away with a lopsided unanimous decision win. The manner of his win has seen ‘Blessed’ force his way into conversations all over.

UFC commentator, Joe Rogan, recently sat down in his podcast JRE, with MMA fan and former WWE superstar, Mark Calaway aka ‘The Undertaker‘. Rogan was visibly spellbound when discussing the show Holloway put on. However, he gave Kattar the props he deserved for showing incredible toughness, and not backing down despite being on the receiving end of a beat down.

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)

It was insane. He broke his own record. He has number one, number two, and number three for the most strikes landed. Most strikes landed and most strikes thrown. His volume is off the charts. It’s hard to imagine and didn’t slow down one iota in the fifth and final round,” said Rogan.

Calvin Kattar, the dude he fought is one of the toughest men that’s ever lived. Because the beating that he took in that fight, the fact that he never stopped swinging, never gave up, never stopped trying to win, took some shots. I mean, was wobbled on multiple occasions and covered up and was still swinging was still trying to win. God, what a fight that was great. What a performance, that might be the greatest single performance I’ve ever seen.

Max Holloway will probably fight for the title next

Holloway proved once again that he is just on a different level in the featherweight division of the UFC. It’s hard to deny him a chance to regain his throne after such an astounding performance.

EDMONTON, ALBERTA – JULY 27: Max Holloway celebrates after defeating Frankie Edgar in their UFC featherweight championship bout during the UFC 240 event at Rogers Place on July 27, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)

Brian Ortega will battle it out with current champion Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 260. ‘Blessed’ is surely the man next in line to fight the winner of the featherweight title bout.

What did you make of Max Holloway’s win over Calvin Kattar? Were you just as shocked as Joe Rogan?

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Apratim Banerjee

Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports, currently living in Kolkata. His favorite fighters are Conor McGregor, Jon Jones, Stipe Miocic, Tyson Fury, and Anthony Joshua. Apratim has pursued a B.E. degree from Jadavpur University.

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