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Max Holloway insists he is the ‘cloud’ over Brian Ortega’s title fight with Alexander Volkanovski

Max Holloway insists he is the ‘cloud’ over Brian Ortega’s title fight with Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 260 as former featherweight champion reveals his plan to win again his belt earlier than the year is out

  • Max Holloway insists he is biding his time on successful his featherweight title again
  • The 29-year-old says he is the ‘cloud’ that looms over Volkanovski vs Ortega
  • Volkanovski beat Holloway for his title and was capable of defend it in the rematch
  • Now following his emphatic win over Kattar, Holloway is No 1 contender for it
  • Holloway additionally revealed he is hoping to fight twice extra by the finish of the year

Max Holloway has revealed he will probably be ready intently in the wings as Alexander Volkanovski defends his featherweight title in opposition to Brian Ortega at UFC 260. 

A month on from his spectacular win over Calvin Kattar, Holloway is again in the title image and is seeking to regain the belt he lost to Volkanovski in a slim defeat final July.

Volkanovski managed to get the higher of Holloway once more of their rematch however the choice may have gone both approach, leaving a trilogy fight in the works.  

Max Holloway insists he is biding his time on successful his featherweight title again

UFC supremo Dana White mentioned a 3rd fight between the pair is inevitable after  Holloway’s gorgeous hanging show in opposition to Kattar, however the 29-year-old is not getting too caught up with who is going to win the fight and is able to face the finest man.

‘After the fight that night time, he (White) went to the media and he mentioned what he mentioned,’ Holloway told MMA Junkie

‘With Alex and Ortega arising, all people is aware of I’m the cloud over that fight. At the finish of the day, allow them to deal with one another, after which, when it is all mentioned and completed, the reign is gonna proceed, so I can not wait.’ 

Holloway (left) is back in the title picture after his spectacular win over Calvin Kattar (right)

Holloway (left) is again in the title image after his spectacular win over Calvin Kattar (proper)

While Holloway has lost twice to Volkanovski – with the second nonetheless up for debate with regards to scoring in MMA – however he additionally has historical past with Ortega, who he dismantled at UFC 231.

However, regardless of the narrative, Holloway has no desire with regards to preventing both man ought to he get the probability.

‘No desire in any respect,’ Holloway mentioned. ‘May the finest man win. I simply need the finest guys throughout from me.  

Alexander Volkanovski (left) beat Holloway (right) for his title at UFC 251 last July

Alexander Volkanovski (left) beat Holloway (proper) for his title at UFC 251 final July

Volkanovski (left) successfully defended his belt in an evenly-match rematch

Volkanovski (left) efficiently defended his belt in an evenly-match rematch

‘When it is all mentioned and completed, when these lights, when these interviews are completed, when I’m lengthy gone from preventing, when I’m lengthy gone from this earth, I wanna be in historical past. 

‘I wanna be a type of guys that fought the who’s who names of MMA and that is what you do. So I ain’t choosing and selecting, and I ain’t obtained no favourites.’

Holloway has additionally laid out his plans for 2021 and has revealed that he desires to fight two extra instances this year – ideally as soon as in July after which once more in December. 

It comes after he fought simply as soon as in 2020 however now he desires a busy schedule till the year is out.

Brian Ortega (pictured) is the next man to challenge Volkanovski for his belt

Volkanovski (pictured) is the man to beat at the moment

Volkanovski (proper) will defend his featherweight title in opposition to Brian Ortega (left) subsequent month

‘In an ideal world, if I obtained to make up my plan for this year, is I want to fight throughout the summer season after which possibly attempt to get a December fight in,’ Holloway added. 

‘I wish to fight thrice this year, possibly get in there in the summertime, July hopefully, after which get in on one other card with UFC so we’ll see what occurs. 

‘That’s simply what I wish to do in an ideal world, fight in July, fight in December.’

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