‘Sign the Contract’- Daniel Cormier Calls Out Max Holloway for the ‘Daddest Man on the Planet’ Title

Published 08/27/2021, 5:31 AM EDT
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)


Former two-division UFC champion, Daniel Cormier took to Twitter recently to call out Max Holloway. DC happens to share a friendly relationship with the former UFC featherweight champion. The duo always has some back-and-forth going on between them as part of the banter.

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DC posted a photo of Holloway’s last fight against Calvin Kattar in January. The Hawaiian put o a striking clinic on ‘The Boston Finisher’, earning a lopsided decision in his favor. However, it was his antics during the final round of the contest that sent fans into a frenzy. ‘Blessed’ slipped Katar’s shots and landed some of his own all while talking to the commentary team.

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Ok he broke me! No sparring , zoom training , long hair , black shorts @BlessedMMAis absolutely must see!!! And that’s the Max Holloway I wanna fight! Discussions stalled when I left him off, we’re back in business now Max? Sign the contract! #daddestmanontheplanet,” wrote Cormier.

When is Max Holloway fighting next?

While ‘Blessed’ made a point that he is one of the best boxers in the UFC in his last fight, he hasn’t returned to the Octagon since. A fight against Yair Rodriguez had to be called off after Holloway was diagnosed with an injury. The striking duo was supposed to fight in July in what promised to be a feast for the fans.

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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)

Nevertheless, Holloway wants to get his belt back. And with Alexander Volkanovski set to defend his title next month against Brian Ortega, one might expect the former champion to get his shot at doing so by facing the winner.

However, fans might see Holloway fight another contender in the meantime if the timeline of the fight doesn’t match. But it seems like he already has an opponent in form of Daniel Cormier to take care of. Both men are really serious about the ‘Daddest Man on The Planet’ crown. If they actually do some sort of a contest to find the winner for that, remains to be seen.

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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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