Following Max Holloway’s late withdrawal from UFC 226 earlier this month, the featherweight champ has posted an update on his status.
The Hawaiian star was supposed to fight rising featherweight Brian Ortega at the event, but Holloway was removed from the card, due to having concussion like symptoms. Recently the 26 year-old champ reported that he’s back in the mainland of the U.S. for additional testing and that he’s feeling better.
Hopefully doctors can determine what Holloway’s medical issue was or is, and that we see him fighting again soon. Holloway’s last bout took place in December, when he stopped the legend Jose Aldo for a second time.
Holloway has been forced out of his last three fights now, due to medical issues or injuries. In March, the 145 champ had to drop out of a bout with Frankie Edgar due to an ankle injury. Then Holloway was tapped to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov on short notice at UFC 223, but “Blessed” was pulled from the event due to issues he encountered while cutting weight.