Max Holloway has a real claim of being the best UFC featherweight to have ever stepped foot in the Octagon following his thrilling four-round victory over the previously undefeated Brian Ortega.
Holloway remarkably headed into the fight as the underdog in the betting, but produced a true masterclass of a display at UFC 231 at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, to come away with yet another TKO victory after his opponent was unable to make it out for the final round, due to doctors orders.
Holloway’s ultra impressive record now stands at 20 wins and three defeats, but he’s not tasted a single loss since way back in 2013, with the Hawaiian fighter enjoying a stunning 13-fight winning streak, with each of his last four fights won courtesy of a TKO.
During that time he’s beaten Jose Aldo not once, but twice, along with Anthony Pettis, and now Ortega who was previously undefeated in 14 bouts.
In fact, the last man to beat Holloway in the Octagon was a certain Conor McGregor, who won a unanimous decision five years ago, however Holloway hasn’t looked back since.
Could a blockbuster rematch now be on the cards? We’ll have to wait and see for that one, but in his interview the 27-year-old stated:
“Is there anyone else? Step forward, let’s go!
“UFC Hawaii, take me home Dana (White). We need to get out of this cold weather to some warm weather.
“I want to be the number one pound-for-pound if there’s guys at 55, let’s do it!