Holloway sets up a duel against Topuria in the future and sends a message to the featherweight champion

Former featherweight champion guarantees that the Spanish-Georgian does not have the power to deny a fight and hopes that a contract will eventually be signed

Max Holloway He is a former UFC featherweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Despite being scheduled to compete for the BMF belt in the lightweight category (up to 70,3kg), Max Holloway does not hide pretension and desire to face Ilia Topuria in the future. Former featherweight champion (up to 65,7kg), the Hawaiian showed discomfort with the Spanish-Georgian's stance and assured that sooner or later the confrontation will take place.

“100% (the fight will happen). He likes to talk, I like to listen. He's going to have to find me sooner or later. Like I said, there's a reason the UFC doesn't want me to fight him. They took all the promises to fight me, Yair Rodriguez, arnold allen, and then he gets a title shot after defeating the Josh Emmett? The math in MMA is confusing, it doesn’t make sense to me,” said Holloway in an interview with ESPN.


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As he continued speaking, Max recalled Topuria's statement in which he stated that he would not face him.

“I think he thinks he’s Dana White or Hunter Campbell. He said he wouldn't give me the opportunity (because of the title). Cool, but that's not in his purview. When you have the contract, just sign it”, he concluded.


Ilia Topuria He is the new UFC featherweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter @UFCNews

Despite the statement, Holloway recently stated that, if he wins Justin gaethje this Saturday (13), at UFC 300, will ask for the opportunity to face Islam makhachev, current lightweight champion. So far, Topuria does not have a defined next opponent and expects to receive an announcement from the organization in the future.


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