UFC star engages with commentators while slipping punches.
In a truly remarkable episode, UFC Featherweight star Max Holloway engaged in conversation with commentators MID FIGHT as punches rained down. The most interesting part of the story? He made them all miss.
With MMA at it's core, the UFC boasts a variety of combat sports stars. Jiu Jitsu, karate, kick boxing and wrestling a some of the forms that make up the sport, and Max Holloway showed that a good boxing brain will always impress.
Beating down Calvin Kattar, Holloway went on to take the win and immediately be linked with recently retired star Khabib Nurmagomedov - and winning praise throughout the industry.
Former Heavyweight king Daniel Cormier said Holloway 'looked like Muhammad Ali' when UFC Fight Island 7 concluded.
Cormier said " This guy is thegreatest featherweight of all time. And honestly, he looked like Muhammad Ali out there tonight...Max Holloway was floating and stinging."
While Holloway showed signs of brilliance in the octagon, the highlight of the evening was the featherweight not just taunting Kattar, but baiting the commentators at the same time.
"I'M THE BEST BOXER IN THE UFC!" he shouted, to the delight of the commentators who went on to show disbelief as he slipped and evaded punches before throwing his own.
Max Holloway shouting "I'm the best boxer in the UFC" at the commentary desk while slipping punches is one of the baddest things to ever happen in the UFC.pic.twitter.com/2uTeaVkkzt— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) January 17, 2021
It seems not everyone was impressed however, a certain Conor McGregor simply replied "LOL" to the claim. McGregor famously switched the Octagon for the squared circle to face Floyd Mayweather. Although that evening didn't go to plan, McGregor is tipped to make a return to face Manny Pacquiao later this year.