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Morning report: Dana White says Max Holloway is “too big” to continue as a featherweight

On Saturday at the UFC 231, Max Holloway will return to the cage after a year's long termination to defend…

On Saturday at the UFC 231, Max Holloway will return to the cage after a year’s long termination to defend his featherweight title against Brian Ortega, provided he can lay down. But the only man who should be most concerned about Holloway’s weight loss, says he’s not worried.

“It’s weird. I’m not nervous, but I should be,” UFC president Dana White said recently to MMAJunkie. “You know, I did not want him to fight again at age 45. He wanted this fight so bad. He got ready for every test and doctor and everything we did. Come on in light this week so we’ll see what hands. Yes, it would be very bad if he did not lose weight. “

After winning the springweight title last year, Holloway was ready to have a breakout 201

8. Instead, this year has been one of the most tumultuous in its career. He was expected to defend his title to Frankie Edgar on UFC 222, but had to pull out of the ball due to a leg injury. Then, two months later, he offered a week’s resignation against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 for the free UFC light title. But in due course, the New York State Athletic Commission pulled him out of the card because of the severity of his short-term weight loss. It was a missed opportunity for Holloway.

Holloway recovered quickly and intended to defend his title against Ortega in July, but was again resigned and retired from the fight week due to brainwashing symptoms. Eventually he was ready to fight again and now he and Ortega finally quadrate, which prevents last minute obstacles. They could still be in offing, because the problems that were manifested in July were never properly explained by doctors. But for Dana White’s money, all these things come back to the same thing, Max Holloway is too big to continue to compete for £ 145.

“I think he must go to55,” said White. “He is too big for this weight. You can not continue doing it yourself and cut down to” 45. But you know what he wanted? He wants this Ortega match. He wants to fight Ortega so badly. This is the struggle he wanted. He understood it. He got medical ready and he got what he wanted. “

For his part, Holloway dismissed concern over his weight cut and said that he turned out to be brighter than usual for this week and remind everyone that he has never missed officially before.

“By the end of the day I will pop up,” Holloway said. We see what happens when I show up and we meet in Octagon. I can not wait to see it.

“I never missed. Everyone continues to talk about this important thing, and blah blah. Have I ever taken on the scale and lost weight?”

But that does not mean Holloway is scared of the idea that move up to light. “Blessed” is already offered once and he is still more than happy to take a trip up to 155 pounds, or even higher. Anything is the best option for his career.

“We talked a little about it,” Holloway said. “Not too much, not too crazy, do you know? At the end of the day I’m a champion. I’m a champion. I wanted to be a champion, now I want to be a pound-for-pound champion.

” About it Going up to a weight class, it will get up if it lives here and defends my belt a couple of times, does this stop? if it fights my good friend [Daniel Cormier] “The Kung Fu Panda”, “The Daddest Man on the Planet”, so is it. I want to be the best ever. “

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Cross your fingers Max makes weight today. Joanna-Valentina is also the best game in WMMA history. Enjoy.

Thank you for reading and seeing you on Monday.


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