Max Holloway Sets the UFC World on Fire As He Reacts to “Fight News”

Published 01/25/2023, 3:04 AM EST
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)

Max Holloway became a phenomenon when he defeated Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight Island 7. ‘Blessed’ now stands as the UFC featherweight rank #1 stamped with his name. Although the fighter has stayed at his peak, he was defeated by ‘The Great’ Alexander Volkanovski back during UFC 276. However, a couple of losses are simply not enough to put the mixed martial artist to rest. Furthermore, the elite featherweight fighter has received a couple of challenges. One among the challengers is none other than Giga Chikadze. Without a doubt, with the date for UFC 284 closing in, mixed martial arts fans have begun to put some pressure on and demand Holloway’s next opponent. Surprisingly, the featherweight warrior didn’t back down from teasing the fans. He took to Twitter and declared that he would soon return to the arena of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. 

Volkanovski was previously asked about his opinion on his former opponent. Without a doubt, the number one pound-for-pound warrior declared ‘The Blessed’ to be one of the greatest featherweight contenders out there in the UFC. However, he also issued a warning to his former opponent.

Max Holloway teases his return to the Octagon


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Mac Mally on Twitter recently shared a strong post that put MMA fans on the edge of their seats. He wrote a scenario where UFC asked Dan Hooker if he wanted to fight another guy on a hot streak who can’t find a fight. 

He put Holloway in place of Hooker, who was quoting, “Yes! Why not? I wouldn’t be sitting here if I didn’t.” This seemed like a straight jab at Holloway, who couldn’t get a match for the upcoming UFC 284. But Holloway was not one to take offense from the jokes. 

A fan replied to the post and wished for fight news from Holloway. Without a doubt, he carried the thoughts of many other fans’ desires to see the former champion inside the Octagon. The fighter turned to reply to his fans and eased up some of the anxiety.


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The former featherweight champion took to the comments and teased the social media users about his return. However, he didn’t declare the date or the opponent. He simply wrote, “Soon fam.” 

Alexander Volkanovski’s thoughts on his former opponent


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Previously, the pound-for-pound fighter was asked about Holloway’s position in the title picture. Without a second thought, the Australian fighter stated that Holloway was, in fact, one of the greatest featherweight fighters. However, the fighter also revealed that ‘Blessed’ should not lose another UFC fight.

7DETROIT, MI – DECEMBER 02: Max Holloway prior to his fight with Jose Aldo of Brazil during UFC 218 at Little Caesars Arena on December 2, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

He believed that if Holloway lost another fight, it would make a lot of things harder for him. Nonetheless, Holloway’s upcoming fights are greatly anticipated by the community of combat sports. However, his opponent is yet to be decided.


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Whom do you think shall ‘The Blessed’ go against? Let us know in the comments down below. 



Krushna Prasad Pattnaik

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Krushna Pattnaik is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Coming from a pharmaceutical background with a master's degree in the same and multiple scientific publications, his passion for combat sports and writing brought him to EssentiallySports, where both of his passions met in a beautiful collaboration. He is an instrumentalist and has a profound love for books.

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