Former UFC featherweight champion, Max Holloway, has responded to the division’s number five, Elijah Topuria, who after the American’s early victory over Korean Zombie expressed respect for both men, but suggested that they should both retire.
“Blessed”, who is ranked number one in the rankings, made it clear that he wouldn’t mind putting an end to the title ambitions of the Georgian welterweight, who considers himself a top contender in the division.
“Thanks for the respect, but our meeting in the octagon is only a matter of time,” Holloway wrote on social media, commenting on Topuria’s remarks.
Recall that last weekend at UFC Fight Night 225 in Singapore, Max Holloway knocked out Korean Zombie in the third round, while Elijah Topuria knows no defeats and is riding a six-fight win streak in the UFC, winning a unanimous decision over Josh Emmett in his last fight.
Prior to defeating the South Korean, Max Holloway defeated Englishman Arnold Allen by unanimous decision, for whom the fight with the American was a contender fight.