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Max Holloway Wants to Become the Pound-for-Pound No. 1

December 9, 2018 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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Speaking at the post fight press conference for UFC 231 (via MMAjunkie, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway shared his thoughts on his main event win over Brian Ortega. Holloway successfully defended his featherweight title against Ortega in the headlining bout after a doctor stoppage at the end of the fourth round. Below are some highlights and a video from the UFC 231 presser.

Holloway on still believing Jose Aldo is the best 145: “I still believe the greatest featherweight of all time is Jose Aldo. When I’m 30 or 31 or his age then you ask me if I’m the greatest featherweight of all-time if I’m still here. … I’ve got to just keep winning, keep doing my job and keep winning fights and let you guys keep talking about it. Personally, for me, I think Jose still is. I’m chasing him. He set the bar, and I’m still chasing that bar, and I’ve got to break it. People are saying this is a new era. I guess I’m setting the bar for the new era. When ‘The Blessed Era’ is here, ‘The Blessed Era’ is going to be in full effect.”

Max Holloway on wanting to be pound-for-pound No. 1: “At the end of the day I just want to be the pound-for-pound No. 1. I’m the champion, and I keep defending my belt, I’ll be No. 1. If it’s up a weight class, it’s up. If it’s defending my throne. If I get to fight one of my good friends, ‘The Daddest Man on the Plant’ (Daniel Cormier) for that title, bring it on Kung Fu Panda. I’ve got you, ‘DC.’ I can see him very soon.”

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