Max Holloway Wants New Deal With UFC
With challengers waiting in the wings such as Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson, Max Holloway is waiting on a new contract. The deal Holloway had signed with combat sports leader ended with his UFC 212 title unification bout triumph over Jose Aldo.
“Now we’re just taking it one step at a time. I can’t force something. I’m not going to rush something. I’m not going to get mad over something that I have no control over. Like I said, I can control my feelings and that’s what I am focusing on, myself. It’s only giving me more time to get better, you know? Don’t poke the bear. They’re poking at me right now, but they’re going to see on fight night, so I can’t wait. I’m only getting better.”
“I’m just asking for a fair shake… You see a lot of these guys, a lot of these other champions making what they’re making. I’m not trying to take anything away from them, but I feel like I’m one of the more exciting fighters under contract in the UFC. At the end of the day, I’m the king. I’m in my throne, you know? If you want to come see me, come see me.”
Holloway set an impressive pace over the past three years on an eleven fight win streak seeing him fight four times in 2014, and four times in 2015, leading up to defeating Aldo in Rio this past summer.
When Holloway does return to the cage, he’d like it to possibly be in Las Vegas, where he plans to meet with UFC officials this weekend, according to KHON2’s Rob DeMello.
“My last couple of fights have been out of country… Let me come home. Let me come to the ‘ninth island’ (Las Vegas), as close as we can get to UFC Hawaii, so give me that.”
Original Story: MMA Fighting