Max Holloway has his hands full at UFC 226 as he is set to fight Brian Ortega. Holloway’s Featherweight championship will be on the line at the event and though it is his primary headache at the moment, Holloway is still interested in fighting for the Lightweight championship.
Holloway had stepped up to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the Lightweight title back at UFC 223 but was forced to pull out in the last minute due to medical issues. He recalled the situation during the UFC 226 conference call last day and said that he is still interested in the Lightweight scene.
“Of course I’m definitely going to go up. It’s just a matter of time, who’s left at 45 and then medically wise, too. There’s a bunch of questions that we can sit down and talk to the UFC after this fight but first things first I’ve got business to handle at 45, a throne to defend and I’ve got one of the biggest fights of my life coming up next week.” He said.
UFC 226 happens this weekend and will be headlined by the Heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier.