Max Holloway thrilled to fight for the BMF belt: “Doors are going to get opened”

Max Holloway recognizes the opportunities that he is about to receive after fighting Justin Gaethje.

by Aryan Lakhani
Max Holloway thrilled to fight for the BMF belt: “Doors are going to get opened”
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Max Holloway is set to clash against Justin Gaethje in the historic UFC 300 event, which is scheduled to take place on 13th April. Holloway’s desire to fight for the featherweight belt will remain unfulfilled for a while, but on a brighter note, he will be fighting for the BMF belt.

Max Holloway will fight at lightweight after 5 years; he last fought against Dustin Poirier in 2019. A very important fight for Gaethje. However, a win from here won’t be enough for him to get a title shot, as the winner of Arman Tsarukyan and Charles Oliveira will be the next title challenger.

Max Holloway on fighting Justin Gaethje

In a recent interview with Kevin lole, Max Holloway shared his thoughts on fighting Justin Gaethje for the BMF belt. “Oliveira and Islam was booked, I just came off a big win with ‘Korean Zombie,’ and then the 45 title was booked too at the same time,” Holloway said, as quoted by

“So, he had the BMF belt and I like options. At 45, I think the next step for me is back for the title. We was being undeniable. Justin Gaethje looked like he needed a dance partner since Oliveira and Islam was booked at the time, and just threw my name in the hat.

The BMF belt is great. Being right there at 55, being that 55 weight class is right there, only 10 pounds away from 45, I can do both classes. Why not throw my name in the hat?

Max Holloway on future opportunities

It’s options, I think a lot of doors are going to get opened, a lot of options are going to be open.

We’ll see what happens. … First things first is the man in front of me. I got a dangerous guy in Justin Gaethje, but we’re going to handle him first, and then after that, like I said: It’s just a game of options.

A lot of things can open up after this fight. That’s what I’m focused on. Focused on getting my hand raised, and shock the world, I guess”.

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