Max Holloway is currently the UFC Interim Championship, a belt he won by defeating for UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 206. Holloway, while waiting for a unification fight with UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo, is willing to defend his interim championship.
“I’m not going to wait around,” Holloway told MMA Junkie Radio. “I’ll defend the interim title 10 times if I have to.”
While Holloway doesn’t have a specific opponent in his mind for his first title defense, he has been calling out many big names in the division for years.
“I’ve been calling out Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo, Frankie Edgar forever,” he said. “I’ve been calling out the top-five guys every damn time. We just wasn’t getting a fight. Now it’s here, and I want them even more. The storyline is even better.”
Despite all the talk of what's next for Holloway, Holloway is now alluding to a potential fight down the line.
“We’ve got some business moving – it’s secret,” Holloway said. “Private business.”
As far as UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo goes, he hasn’t competed since he defeated former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight title at UFC 200, Aldo was awarded he featherweight title after then champion Conor McGregor was stripped.