Max Holloway has picked up wins in each of his last 10 fights.
Now, the interim UFC featherweight champion can lay claim to being the best 145-pounder in the division when he meets Jose Aldo for the unified title Saturday night at UFC 212.
Holloway appeared on a recent edition of “UFC Tonight” to talk about the bout and more:
Holloway on being concerned of fans poisoning his food in Brazil: “My nickname is blessed. I’ve got my coach cooking my foods here. I’m not worried. If they have to shoot that low, it’s pretty bad. I’m just concerned with what I can control: my team, my coaches, and my feelings.”
Holloway on if he brought in someone to mimic Aldo in his training camp: “Not really. I’ve got a great bunch of guys. When it’s fight camp, we try to mimic the opponent the best we can.”
Holloway on if it’s hard to train for Aldo, who fights so infrequently: Not really. Aldo is Aldo. You see what you get. Everyone is different, watching from the outside. When we get in the Octagon and the doors shut, it’s a different story. I can’t wait to get in there and mix it up and see how he feels in there.”
Holloway on how he’ll deal with Aldo’s devastating leg kicks: “It’s called Pay Per View. A magician never reveals his secrets. Tune in. Don’t miss it. You’ll see history in the making. I said in December a star is going to be born. A new star is going to be born on June 3rd.”
Holloway on if there was a turning point in his career: “It had to be that two losses before the Will Chope fight. I knew I was better than that and that was a turning point. Ten fights later, here we are.”