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Max Holloway Wants to Be First Person Defend Titles in Two Weight Classes Simultaneously, Talks Rematching Dustin Poirier

April 8, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Max Holloway has big plans if he can defeat Dustin Poirier to claim the interim lightweight title at UFC 236. Holloway spoke with MMA Weekly about moving to lightweight to face Poirier while holding the featherweight title and more. Highlights are below:

On his future at featherweight: “First things first, we’ve got Dustin and then I keep hearing the one after this is maybe Khabib in September. I’m really going to have to sit down and talk to the UFC about that. I want to figure it out. A king defends his throne. We’ll sit down with the UFC after this fight, we’ll see how it goes first. All my attention is on Dustin for sure. Everybody is talking about me being the fourth person that might be able to be the simultaneous [two-division champion] but I want to be the champ that holds both and defends both. That’s always the end game.”

On rematching against Poirier: “Like I said before, all these guys are cupcakes and I got to eat a little bit more cupcakes in this camp. I get to retry a flavor I had seven years ago. Hopefully it tastes better this time around.”

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