Josh Emmett wants Max Holloway next

Josh Emmett explains why he wants Max Holloway next.

by Aryan Lakhani
Josh Emmett wants Max Holloway next
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The featherweight contender Josh Emmett is absolutely done being on the losing page and wants to challenge himself against a tough contender. Josh Emmett has one name in mind, and it is none other than the 1st ranked featherweight contender Max Holloway.

Josh Emmett is crystal clear about his future plans; he is in the hunt for the prestigious UFC featherweight belt. It will be interesting to see if the UFC can grant his wish and offer him an opportunity to compete against a top contender.

Josh Emmett on fighting Max Holloway

Recently on The JAXXON Podcast, Josh Emmett explained why he wants to fight Max Holloway next. “I want to get back to that title, that’s my goal,” Emmett said, as quoted by “I’m going to do whatever it takes to become a world champion, and I want to fight someone in front of me.

In my opinion, the clearest shot to the title – and it would be the toughest fight as well – give me Max Holloway. He’s the No. 1 contender. I think it’s the right fight at the right time. That’s what I want.

He was a phenomenal champion in and out of the octagon. He’s a huge name, and he’s cleared out the entire division. He’s fought everyone but me. Let’s do it. I don’t care who was in front of me, I was going in there to put someone away and get my hand raised and end 2023 on a high note, I had a tough year.

I fought for the interim title earlier this year, then I had a tough fight (and lost to Ilia Topuria) and he’s fighting for the title. I just wanted to get back in the win column. I didn’t give a damn who was in front of me”.

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