Five Reasons Max Holloway Should Be A Much Bigger Star


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Not only is Holloway an entertaining fighter always on the hunt for a finish, but he fights often as well, which can’t be said for all of the other stars in mixed martial arts.

For example, McGregor hasn’t competed in MMA since November 2016. Jon Jones has fought just three times since 2015 due to multiple failed drug tests and his future is highly uncertain. Ronda Rousey appears to be retired, and prior to his return at UFC 217 last month, St-Pierre hadn’t fought in four years.

Holloway, on the other hand, has competed three times in the last 12 months alone. In addition to that, his current winning streak, which sits at 12, started in January 2014, meaning he’s entered the Octagon 12 times in just under four years.

Compared to other fighters, Holloway is a breath of fresh air, simply wanting to fight as often as possible and put on the most entertaining performance as possible each time out.