Dana White Wants UFC Hawaii With Max Holloway

Dana White wants to bring Max Holloway to Hawaii for a UFC show. Unfortunately, the tourism board hasn’t come to the table to make such an event possible. UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has been a big advocate for UFC Hawaii. Speaking to KHON2 while in attendance for the Trinity Sport Combat’s “Trinity Kings 8” […]

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Dana White wants to bring Max Holloway to Hawaii for a UFC show. Unfortunately, the tourism board hasn’t come to the table to make such an event possible. UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has been a big advocate for UFC Hawaii.

Speaking to KHON2 while in attendance for the Trinity Sport Combat’s “Trinity Kings 8” event, White doubled down on how badly Holloway wants to bring the UFC to his native crowd.

“Max wants it bad,” White said. “Listen, we want to come here. We love this place. We got the get this thing figured out eventually. We’ll see. We’ll see what happens. I want it, does the tourism board want it? Do they or do they not? If they do, we’ll come. If not, we understand.”

White attended the local fights with Holloway, which aired on UFC Fight pass, as he was interested in seeing the main event between Alex Munoz and Troy Lamson. The UFC boss noted Hawaii has been a hotbed for MMA since the late ’90s, and enjoyed his return.

“This place has been the spot for mixed-martial arts since the late 90s. I haven’t been out here for a fight in awhile so it was good to be back,” he said. “I had Max with me seeing some of the local guys, but the main event was the fight I was really interested in. It was great. I love being out here watching fights.”

Do you think White and the UFC will head to Hawaii anytime soon?

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Max Holloway Says ‘100 Percent’ He Will Fight At Lightweight Again

Max Holloway’s bid to become the interim lightweight champion fell short in April at UFC 236. There, he fought and lost to Dustin Poirier who was just much bigger and more powerful than the Hawaiian. Although he lost the fight and returned to fea…

Max Holloway’s bid to become the interim lightweight champion fell short in April at UFC 236. There, he fought and lost to Dustin Poirier who was just much bigger and more powerful than the Hawaiian. Although he lost the fight and returned to featherweight, Holloway isn’t ruling out a return to lightweight. “100 percent [I […]

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Alexander Volkanovski Looking To Become Greatest Featherweight Of All Time

Alexander Volkanovski will finally get his shot at the UFC featherweight championship. Volkanovski will take on Max Holloway for the 145-pound title on a stacked UFC 245 pay-per-view (PPV) card in December. Recently, Volkanovski claimed that he’s looking past Holloway already, and is extremely confident he’s going to put the Hawaiian away. In fact, the […]

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Alexander Volkanovski will finally get his shot at the UFC featherweight championship. Volkanovski will take on Max Holloway for the 145-pound title on a stacked UFC 245 pay-per-view (PPV) card in December.

Recently, Volkanovski claimed that he’s looking past Holloway already, and is extremely confident he’s going to put the Hawaiian away. In fact, the Australian said he believes he’s too much for Holloway to handle. Speaking to MMA Junkie on a media day at UFC 243 this week, Volkanovski clarified his comments.

He noted he wasn’t saying he’s looking past Holloway, but is willing to do everything necessary to become the greatest featherweight of all time. Even if it means fighting “Blessed” twice.

“Next year, I’m looking to be the greatest featherweight of all time,” Volkanovski said. “A lot of people are twisting my words and saying that I’m looking through Max and I want a rematch. I was actually saying I want to be the greatest featherweight, and if I have to beat him again, then that’s what I’ll do to prove to the world that I’m the greatest featherweight of all time.”

Of course, he’ll face a tough task in Holloway, who has already established himself as the greatest featherweight of all time; with wins over Jose Aldo (twice), Frankie Edgar, Brian Ortega, and more.

What do you think about Volkanovski being willing to fight Holloway twice to become the greatest featherweight of all time?

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Alexander Volkanovski: I’m Too Much For Max Holloway

Alexander Volkanovski is extremely confident heading into his fight with Max Holloway at UFC 245 for the featherweight title. Volkanovski has openly stated he’s looking past Holloway, as he fully expects to beat the Hawaiian, but will grant “Blessed” an immediate rematch when it’s all said and done. Volkanovski doubled down in an interview with […]

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Alexander Volkanovski is extremely confident heading into his fight with Max Holloway at UFC 245 for the featherweight title.

Volkanovski has openly stated he’s looking past Holloway, as he fully expects to beat the Hawaiian, but will grant “Blessed” an immediate rematch when it’s all said and done. Volkanovski doubled down in an interview with Submission Radio, saying he believes he’s “too much” for Holloway to handle inside the Octagon.

“For Max, I know this might sound disrespectful, it’s not. I don’t think he gives me crazy problems that I have to worry about. He’s still… just purely the fact that he is very good, I give him that. He is very technical and there are things I need to worry about, but when it comes to power, knockout power – obviously his cardio, you know, the cardio’s a big factor for most people in fights, but for me it’s nothing that I need to worry about.

“And just striking and the fact that he’s a volume puncher and stuff like that, I don’t believe that’s a big threat to me. If he wants to punch in volumes, I’m gonna be there swinging back and swinging back heavy. And then I got my shots there, you know what I mean? So, I really do think this is going to be my fight and I’m gonna be pretty comfortable in there.

“I just gotta make sure that I’m prepared, prepared for the worst. I’m gonna be prepared that we’re going for a five-round war. And he’s obviously tough, he’s got a good chin, but I reckon I’m stopping him.”

UFC 245 goes down from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 14. Volkanovski is currently on a 17-fight win streak. He has looked impressive in his UFC run thus far; racking up wins over Darren Elkins, Chad Mendes, and Jose Aldo. He’ll take on, arguably, the best featherweight of all time in Holloway, who is on a 14-fight win streak at 145 pounds.

Volkanovski is likely the most well-rounded young fighter Holloway has ever faced. It will be interesting to see how the stylistic matchup plays out inside the Octagon.

Do you think Volkanovski will be too much for Holloway inside the Octagon?

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Alexander Volkanovski Admits He’s Looking Past Max Holloway, Will Grant ‘Blessed’ Immediate Rematch

It was recently announced that Alexander Volkanovski will be Max Holloway’s next challenger for the 145-pound title. The pair will meet at UFC 245 on pay-per-view (PPV) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 14. Speaking to EMG Access, Volkanovski discussed his upcoming fight with Holloway, admitting he’s already looking passed “Blessed,” […]

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It was recently announced that Alexander Volkanovski will be Max Holloway’s next challenger for the 145-pound title.

The pair will meet at UFC 245 on pay-per-view (PPV) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 14. Speaking to EMG Access, Volkanovski discussed his upcoming fight with Holloway, admitting he’s already looking passed “Blessed,” fully expecting to dethrone the Hawaiian, and promises to grant him an immediate rematch. (H/T BJPenn.com)

“I’m going to show the world that I’m the best featherweight. I’m the best featherweight in the world, and I’m going to show that December 14th,” Volkanovski said.

“People can say whatever they want. He’s been a great champion. If he wants a rematch again — I’m already looking through this. I know I’m winning. I’m taking that belt. If they want a rematch I’ll do that. I’ll beat him again and solidify I’m the best in the world. Then everyone can just jump on board.”

Holloway is on a 14-fight win streak at featherweight. In his last outing, he successfully retained his featherweight title against Frankie Edgar at UFC 240 in July. He’ll take on a very deserving challenger in the 30-year-old Volkanovski, who has won 17-straight fights since his last professional loss in 2013.

He comes off of a unanimous decision win over ex-featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo in Brazil this past May. Volkanovski is extremely well-rounded and has proven to be one of the best fighters at 145 pounds in the world. It will be interesting to see if he can be the man to finally dethrone Holloway from the featherweight throne.

What do you think about Volkanovski admittedly looking past Holloway?

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Alexander Volkanovski Willing To Give Max Holloway Immediate Rematch After He Beats Him

Alexander Volkanovski will finally be getting a shot at the featherweight belt at UFC 245. There, he will be taking on champion, Max Holloway who has looked unbeatable at featherweight. However, Volkanovski is confident he will be the one to defeat Hol…

Alexander Volkanovski will finally be getting a shot at the featherweight belt at UFC 245. There, he will be taking on champion, Max Holloway who has looked unbeatable at featherweight. However, Volkanovski is confident he will be the one to defeat Holloway, and is already looking past the first fight. “I’m going to show the […]

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