TJ Dillashaw Interested In Featherweight Fight With Max Holloway

Superfights seem to be the trend in the UFC as of late. A rather interesting one has just been floated out. UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is attempting to make history next week (Saturday, January 19, 2019). He’ll face Henry Cejudo for t…

Superfights seem to be the trend in the UFC as of late. A rather interesting one has just been floated out. UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is attempting to make history next week (Saturday, January 19, 2019). He’ll face Henry Cejudo for the UFC flyweight championship in the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 1. […]

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TJ Dillashaw’s Coach Says True Challenge Is Against Max Holloway

TJ Dillashaw’s coach thinks a true challenge would be for his fighter to go to featherweight in order to fight UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway. This fight has been talked about a lot as of late with the UFC bantamweight champion even entertaining it. Dillashaw recently stated that he would move up to featherweight. He […]

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TJ Dillashaw’s coach thinks a true challenge would be for his fighter to go to featherweight in order to fight UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway. This fight has been talked about a lot as of late with the UFC bantamweight champion even entertaining it. Dillashaw recently stated that he would move up to featherweight.

He is slated to challenge Henry Cejudo for the UFC flyweight title at UFC on ESPN+1. Dillashaw will move down 10 pounds to challenge for Cejudo’s 125-pound belt.

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Duane Ludwig, who is the longtime coach of Dillashaw, stated in a recent interview that the move in weight class  is “in the realm of possibility.” In fact, he thinks that this move would be tougher than the one in front of him.

“I think that would be more of a challenge to go up in weight than it has been to go down in weight,” Ludwig told MMAjunkie. “T.J. is not a big bantamweight anyway. Going up in weight, that’s when we’ll see more change.

“I assume he would become possibly a little slower, but have more power. But we’ll see what ends up happening if that’s the journey for us. Right now we’re focused on the task at hand.”

UFC on ESPN+ 1 (also known as UFC Fight Night 143) is set to take place on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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McGregor Responds To Firas Zahabi’s Holloway Rematch Prediction

It’s safe to say Conor McGregor doesn’t put too much weight into the words of famed mixed martial arts (MMA) coach Firas Zahabi. Zahabi recently stated that he believes Max Holloway would defeat Conor McGregor in a rematch. McGregor initial…

It’s safe to say Conor McGregor doesn’t put too much weight into the words of famed mixed martial arts (MMA) coach Firas Zahabi. Zahabi recently stated that he believes Max Holloway would defeat Conor McGregor in a rematch. McGregor initially defeated the Hawaiian back in 2013 via unanimous decision. However, Holloway has not lost a […]

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Firas Zahabi: Holloway Would ‘Outpunch & Outwork’ McGregor In Rematch

One of the more intriguing rematches in the UFC right now is one between Max Holloway and Conor McGregor. “The Notorious” defeated the Hawaiian via unanimous decision back in 2013. Eventually, McGregor would go on to become the biggest star mixed martial arts (MMA) has ever seen. Also, Holloway hasn’t lost a fight since being […]

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One of the more intriguing rematches in the UFC right now is one between Max Holloway and Conor McGregor.

“The Notorious” defeated the Hawaiian via unanimous decision back in 2013. Eventually, McGregor would go on to become the biggest star mixed martial arts (MMA) has ever seen. Also, Holloway hasn’t lost a fight since being defeated by the Irishman and is now the 145-pound champion. Now that both men have risen to elite status in the UFC, fans would love to see the two rematch after they’ve evolved.

If that were to happen, MMA coach Firas Zahabi is picking “Blessed” in the rematch. Zahabi believes Holloway would “outwork” and “outpunch” McGregor if they fought again (via Bloody Elbow):

“If I had to pick Max Holloway vs. McGregor today, I would pick Max Holloway,” Zahabi said. “I think Holloway has grown leaps and bounds since then. In my opinion, Holloway would out-punch him, outwork him.

“He would do very much what Diaz did [to Conor McGregor], but more,” he said. “I think McGregor got away with a lot of stuff, like the leg kicks against Diaz, but I don’t think he’ll have that against Holloway.”

McGregor has now lost twice inside the UFC, both by way of submission. Because of that, Zahabi believes the blueprint the beating one of the sporting world’s biggest stars is more clear:

“Holloway has the same type of output as Diaz, the same kind of chin as Diaz,” he said. “He’s more athletic than Diaz, he has more variety in his attacks, he has more kicking, kneeing and elbowing, and his chin is just phenomenal.

“So I really think he would take it in the later rounds. I think the blueprint for beating McGregor is more well understood by the roster.”

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Firas Zahabi Picks Holloway Over McGregor In Rematch

Former UFC “Champ Champ” Conor McGregor defeated current 145-pound champion Max Holloway back in 2013. “The Notorious” bested the Hawaiian via unanimous decision, and Holloway hasn’t lost a fight in the UFC ever since. McG…

Former UFC “Champ Champ” Conor McGregor defeated current 145-pound champion Max Holloway back in 2013. “The Notorious” bested the Hawaiian via unanimous decision, and Holloway hasn’t lost a fight in the UFC ever since. McGregor has gone on to become the biggest star the UFC has ever seen, and Holloway is undoubtedly the best featherweight on […]

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