Max Holloway makes major reveal ahead of UFC 276

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UFC and MMA legend Max Holloway is set to challenge for the UFC Featherweight Championship this weekend against Alexander Volkanovski, but before he takes the octagon he revealed some pretty major plans for his fight career.

The UFC 276 contest between two of the greatest 145-pound fighters to ever grace the sport is highly-anticipated, and many are hoping that this trilogy fight will live up to the lofty expectations that have been set.

For Holloway and his continued attempts at trying to regain the Featherweight crown, this is pretty much the last chance saloon.

Here is what Max Holloway had to reveal in terms of his UFC fight career ahead of his contest at UFC 276 against Alexander Volkanovski.

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Max Holloway talks Lightweight move

Alexander Volkanovski backs Max Holloway to beat Yair Rodriguez due to his constant 'pressure'
Alexander Volkanovski backs Max Holloway to beat Yair Rodriguez due to his constant ‘pressure’

Speaking to ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto (via MMANews), Holloway revealed that he wants to make the move to 155-pounds for a showdown with former Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveria.

“The dude’s in demon mode right now… We’ll see what happens with that one. He and I know we had unfinished business since like, forever,” Holloway would note. 

“So, we’ll see what happens. It’d be an honour to share the Octagon with him again. Alex [Volkanovski] is on the other side talking about it, so if we get it done July 2, who knows? 

“Dana White is saying stuff like, ‘Alex can get whatever he wants.’ So, we’ll find out July 2 what Max wants and gets.” 

The two men have competed in the past, with Holloway getting the win way back at UFC Fight Night 74 – Holloway vs. Oliveira in 2015.

Both men however are changed fighters, especially ‘Do Bronx,’ and the prospect of a return to the cage for a 155-pound contest between the two men is certainly intriguing.

Before that though, Holloway will have to get through Volkanovski at UFC 276 on Saturday, July 2nd 2022.

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Max Holloway Next Fight

MMA: UFC 245-Holloway vs Volkanovski
Dec 14, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Alexander Volkanovski (blue gloves) reacts after defeating Max Holloway (red gloves) during UFC 245 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

For context, here is the current fight card for the event according to the UFC website as of Wednesday 29th June 2022:

Early Prelims

  • Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Julija Stoliarenko – Women’s Bantamweight Bout
  • Dricus du Plessis vs. Brad Tavares – Middleweight Bout
  • Jessica Eye vs. Maycee Barber – Women’s Flyweight Bout
  • Uriah Hall vs. Andre Muniz – Middleweight Bout

Prelims

  • Jim Miller vs Donald Cerrone – Welterweight Bout
  • Ian Garry vs Gabriel Green – Welterweight Bout
  • Robbie Lawler vs. Bryan Barberena – Welterweight Bout
  • Jalin Turner vs. Brad Riddell – Lightweight Bout

Main Card

  • Sean O’Malley vs. Pedro Munhoz – Bantamweight Bout
  • Sean Strickland vs. Alex Pereira – Middleweight Bout
  • UFC Featherweight Championship Bout: Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Max Holloway
  • UFC Middleweight Championship Bout: Israel Adesanya (c) vs. Jared Cannonier

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