Max Holloway Needs to Go Up to 155 • MMA News
Again in January, Max Holloway issued a harbinger in regards to the future on “The MMA Hour” that was an eerie premonition about what was to are available 2018:
“Medically, if they change a couple of things around, I’m probably not going to be able for 145 pounds. If it happens, it happens. Medically, if the UFC adds more rules, I’ll most definitely have to step up, but right now, they didn’t. I’m a 45-er. If they start passing more medical stuff, I probably won’t (be able to make 145). I’ve never missed weight in my life, so I don’t know why they’re giving me a hard time. But if they pass more rules, I probably won’t be medically able to pass it. 155 might come sooner rather than later. We’ll see what happens.”
Since uttering this quote, Max Holloway has failed to make the scales twice, as soon as at light-weight for a short-notice bout towards Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223, and extra not too long ago towards Brian Ortega at UFC 226. One man who after all who has saved a vigilant eye on Holloway and his weight struggles UFC President Dana White, who has an answer in thoughts that he has expressed to the featherweight champion:
“I didn’t want him to fight again at ’45,” Dana White informed MMAjunkie about Holloway. “He wished this battle so unhealthy. He obtained cleared by each take a look at and physician and all the pieces we’ve completed…got here in mild this week, so we’ll see what occurs. Yeah, it might be actually unhealthy if he didn’t make weight.
“I think he needs to go to ’55. He’s too big for this weight. You can’t keep doing this to yourself and keep cutting down to ’45.”
There is just one purpose why Max Holloway didn’t heed his recommendation, White claims, and it’s the opposite half of the UFC 231 most important occasion:
“But you know what he wanted? He wants this Ortega fight. He wants to fight Ortega so bad. So this is the fight he wanted; he got it. He medically got cleared, and he got what he wanted.”
Do you agree with Dana White? Ought to UFC 231 be the ultimate time we see Max Holloway at 145?