“I look forward to a Round 6 with Max,” Calvin Kattar getting himself ready to run things back with Max Holloway

Calvin Kattar is gradually recovering from the beating he took against Max Holloway and he is looking to run things back with him in near future.

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Calvin Kattar
Calvin Kattar

The former UFC Flyweight champion Max Holloway produced his career-best performance in the opening main event of 2021 against Calvin Kattar. Kattar took so much beating in this fight that UFC President Dana White feared for his life.

Many people questioned Calvin Kattar’s coach and his corner after the fight that why he let him go for five rounds and didn’t throw the towel. Since his loss Kattar’s coach Tyson Chartier kept him away from sparring, waiting for him to recover completely.

But during his recent interview with MMA Junkie, Calvin Kattar explained, if his coach had stopped the fight by himself things won’t be the same between them. Kattar says,

“It’s tough to dial back, It’s one of the hardest things to do. It’s not so much hard to rev it up, but it’s tough to dial back. But you’ve got to listen to your body, and I’ve been long overdue to try and get some kind of rebound, but credit to the team.”

Kattar continued, “It’s a family, and I think our biggest attribute is that we care. So we’re putting in the work, and Tyson got a lot of slack for that last one, honestly. It is what it is. Sometimes you’re the hammer, sometimes the nail, and it happens when you’re fighting the best guys in the world. But for him, he takes it a little harder.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

“People were questioning him for not throwing in the towel, but if he threw that in, maybe he would have had more problems with me, so who knows how that works? But I’m just happy to be back. I’m in a good groove now. I feel healthy.”

He continued, “I feel strong, except when I go with Rob Font because he’s on another level right now, but I’m just excited. Full steam ahead, May 22, the main event, long overdue, Rob Font is No. 3 in the world. I’m No. 6 right now.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

“It’s a great time for both of us and for just staying the course, trusting the process, keeping our head down, putting the work in, and now we have these big opportunities in front of us.”

Calvin Kattar is confident he will run things back with Max Holloway in future

Calvin Kattar vs Max Holloway
Calvin Kattar and Max Holloway

The loss against Max Holloway pushed Calvin Kattar to number 6 in the rankings but he is still confident that one day in the future he’ll run things back with Holloway and this time the result is going to be in his favor.

Kattar says, “If I don’t get what I’m after the first time, I have the type of mindset, a personality where I get more motivated the second time, I get more motivated when I get set back. Either way, it’s forward. I always fall forward, and I look forward to a Round 6 with Max.”

“He did what he had to do in the first five – hell of a fight, credit to him, and I can’t wait for another opportunity to get a crack at that one. Ideally, if we could fight up, that would be great, If not, I don’t care.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

He continued, “I’ll probably be in that Max situation, where he’s coming off two losses, I’m coming off one, but I feel like I’ll be fighting an up-and-comer, a tough prospect. Who really knows how it shakes out? This sport is crazy like that, right?”

Calvin Kattar concluded, “I’d like to fight a guy off a win, maybe up if I could, but we’ll see. I know I just dropped that last one, so I’m just ready to go in and earn me another ‘W’ and show why I belong in that upper echelon of those guys you just mentioned.” {H/T MMA Junkie}

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