Max Holloway Wants To Hold Four Titles In The UFC

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UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway successfully defended the gold against former champion Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 218.  

While the majority of UFC fighters would be happy winning just one title, the featherweight champion wants to add three more to his collection.

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“The only thing that’s going to stop me (from holding four titles) is medically, or I can’t make the weight,” Holloway said to MMA Junkie after UFC 218. “I’m not going to force my body to do something it doesn’t want to. I’ll go up to 155. I was talking to Michael Bisping and them on the (FS1 post-fight) show, and Michael was like, ‘Can you win another title?’ … I was like, ‘Michael, you’re cutting Maxi Baby short.’ Us Hawaiians love to eat. I want to go for four titles – (155), 170, 185. I might even be at heavyweight one day. You guys know our eating habits are bad in Hawaii. One day I might make history.”

Thus far, only Conor McGregor has held two titles simultaneously in the UFC (featherweight & lightweight), but nobody has held more than that at the same time.

As Holloway works towards the goal of holding four belts, the champion also wants to bring stability to the division that he current reigns over.

“This is what champions do,” he said. “Champions defend. You’re not a champion until you defend your title. I always want to bring stability (to the division). I want to prove to people, if you want to be a champion, this is how you do it. It took me 10 fights to get an interim belt and 11 to get the undisputed. I don’t want anybody else to go through that. I want to be like (Demetrious Johnson), the guys pop up and you get sent down to the bottom of the barrel, brother. Keep trying to catch up.”

Even though Holloway wants to hold four belts in the UFC, the Hawaiian has yet to reveal which belt he is going after next.

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