Kurt Holobaugh wants to compete against better opponents

Kurt Holobaugh shares his thoughts on the steps he wants to take from here.

by Aryan Lakhani
Kurt Holobaugh wants to compete against better opponents

The featherweight contender Kurt Holobaugh is done fighting against unknown opponents; Holobaugh believes he has done enough to be matched up against well-known fighters from the UFC. Holobaugh recently fought against Austin Hubbard and claimed a 2nd round submission win that updated his professional MMA record to 21-7.Interestingly, Kurt Holobaugh believes that he has competed against opponents better than Paddy Pimblett and seeks to fight against a big name.

It will be fascinating to see if the UFC can fulfil Holobaugh’s desire to face a well-known opponent.

Kurt Holobaugh on what he wants next

Recently during the post fight press conference, Kurt Holobaugh shared his thoughts on what he wants next and revealed that he aspires to be a world champion.

“He’s got a name. He’s a rising star,” Holobaugh said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “But reality is, I was in the UFC long before that guy. He comes in and I feel like the UFC kind of butters him a little bit, kind of gives him some easy fights.

He’s never fought somebody with the experience that I have. He’s never fought somebody that’s just did what I did on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ show. “And it’s not just a regular ‘Ultimate Fighter’ show – this was ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ show where we had guys that were really, really good, but may have got cut in the UFC.

Holobaugh further said: I had to go through a murderer’s row of guys in the house. That’s fighting twice in 10 days and then preparing for this fight tonight. I feel like every guy that I fought and beat in the house is better than Paddy, so why not give me a big fight against one of the biggest rising stars in the world?”.

I want to keep on fighting some of the best guys in the world. I want to keep testing myself. And always, the ultimate goal is to be UFC world champion”.