Max Holloway Refused To Rush In To Next Defense

For UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway, longevity and being there for his son are more important than a quick payday.

This is why before Holloway would talk publicly about a return, he underwent a strict battery of tests to ensure he would be ready to go this December.

“At the end of the day I only care about my long run,” Holloway told MMA Junkie following a 2018 that saw injuries and concerns of potential lingering brain injuries cloud the popular fighter.

“I care about my longevity. These guys work for (my son) Rush, they don’t work for me. They want to make sure I’m there for Rush, so that’s what we did.”

With his health not in question, he now stands across from Alexander Volkanovski in the co-main event of December 14th’s stacked UFC 245 card.

“He’s the No. 1 contender, he’s the next cupcake on the list,” Holloway said. “I can’t wait to taste the flavor.”

 

Report: MMA Junkie

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