‘Let’s Do Some Super Fights’: A.J McKee Urges UFC to Make The Dream Match with Max Holloway

Published 08/01/2021, 10:58 AM EDT
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A.J McKee picked up an emphatic win over Patricio Freire last night at Bellator 263 to grab the Featherweight title. However, having achieved one of his longstanding dreams, the ‘Mercenary’ is hoping to get close to another dream of his: fighting Max Holloway.

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In a post-fight interview, after declaring himself as ‘ The best 145 pounder in the world’, McKee revealed he’d be interested in super-fights across all promotions. The 26-year-old also mentioned he’d be ready to put up the one million dollars he just won in the tournament against anyone.  

When asked who’d be the biggest challenge for him amongst, Max Holloway, Alexander Volkanovski, and Brian Ortega, this is what A.J McKee had to say-

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“I’d say, Max Holloway. That’s just that was always my dream fight. Super fight. As a kid, you know, I’ve watched him just pick apart people but at the end of the day, like I said, I am the best 145lber in the world, the world. I don’t care who it is. I’m going to show up and show out every time.” 

 

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While McKee gave credit where it is due, the ‘Mercenary’ now has a phenomenal unbeaten record with 18 wins and is ready to take on the best in the world. Whether the UFC will ever open itself up to a business model that involves cross-promotions is a question for later. However, one cannot deny the rising level of competition in MMA promotions all across the board, a sign of better things to come.

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Will we ever see A.J McKee in a UFC octagon?  

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Although the UFC’s stance on cross-promotion events remains the same, they’re always looking to bring in top talent to their rosters. Be it, Ben Askren from One Championship or Michael Chandler from Bellator, the UFC takes pride in having the best in the world go at it with each other.  

Keeping that in mind, alongside the fact that A.J McKee now has only one fight left on his contract with Bellator, the chances of the rising superstar signing a contract with the UFC seem quite great.

Should the UFC sign McKee, the ‘mercenary’ will have a list of exciting matchups including Max Holloway to deal with giving him a chance to back up his bold proclamation of being the best featherweight in the world.  

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What do think? Will we ever see A.J McKee inside a UFC octagon? Let us know in the comments.

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