Max Holloway says he will be a lightweight at some point in his career.
Holloway is the former UFC featherweight champion but many – including Alexander Volkanovski – has said he should move up to lightweight. The Hawaiian is 0-3 against Volkanovski but he is confident he can beat Volkanovski which is why he is staying at featherweight. Although Holloway believes he can be the champ again, he knows he will make the move to lightweight at some point in his career.
Max Holloway On Moving Up
“I think if UFC really wanted it at ‘55, they would’ve pushed the issue,” Holloway explained on The MMA Hour. “They really didn’t, so at the end of the day, we’re here. It’s always good to go up a weight class with a belt, so that’s the plan. And if they thought so — that maybe we couldn’t do a fourth [fight] with Volk — I think they would’ve really pressed the issue on us and told us, ‘Look, you’ve got to go.’ But we’re here, they’re feeding me contenders. So at the end of the day, we’re going to just keep knocking them down.”
As of right now, Max Holloway will be paying close attention to Alexander Volkanovski vs. Yair Rodriguez for the featherweight title. If Rodriguez wins, it puts Holloway in a good position to get a title shot given he has a win over the Mexican.
But, if Volkanovski wins, perhaps a move to lightweight happens sooner for Holloway. Yet, for now, the focus is on featherweight but he makes it clear he will be a lightweight at some point.
“One-hundred percent [it’ll happen],” Max Holloway said. “Why not? I mean, why not? We’ll see what happens with [Volkanovski] when they’re fighting in July now with Yair. I think a lot of people are counting out Yair. I think it’s going to be a much more interesting fight than a lot of people think it is. We get to be a fan that night, so I’m excited.”