“You should’ve worked at McDonald’s,” Max Holloway reveals secret self-motivation before nervously walking into octagon despite 32 fights

Before his match against Chan Sung Jung, Max Holloway made an appearance on the 'Flagrant' podcast.


“You should’ve worked at McDonald’s,” Max Holloway reveals secret self-motivation before nervously walking into octagon despite 32 fights

Max Holloway (Image via Imago)

Max Holloway, before his fight with Chan Sung Jung, visited the ‘Flagrant’ podcast. The podcast hosted by Andrew Schulz and company welcomed Holloway with both arms, in spite of their affiliation with Alexander Volkanovski. The episode was recorded before the unfortunate wildfires in Maui took place. The conversation covered a variety of fascinating subjects.

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Holloway discussed his fight against Conor McGregor and his thoughts on Daniel Cormier. When asked about his pre-fight rituals and prep talk, Holloway said, “I told myself last time i was gonna be here and then I’m and then I’m going like you can just work in McDonald’s or something and live an easy life.” He jokingly thrashed Cormier and provided insight on the fight with McGregor where the Irishman injured his knee.

Holloway recently knocked out TKZ in the third round in the UFC Singapore main event. It was his second consecutive win over a Top 10 contender at featherweight after his unsuccessful bid to win back the title. Having lost to Alexander Volkanovski thrice, the Hawaiian getting a title shot in the near future is non-existent. A fight with Ilia Topuria might happen if the UFC makes that happen in Spain.

Topuria is next in line to face Volkanovksi, but he has said that he would fight Holloway if and only if it is a main event in Spain. Georgian-born Topuria resides in Spain. He is friends with Sergio Ramos, the former captain of Real Madrid and the Spanish national team. Ramos was cageside during his victory over Josh Emmet in his recent bout.

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Max Holloway is vying for a UFC fight in Hawaii

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Max Holloway with the flag of Hawaii (Courtesy-Bleacher Report)

In the ‘Flagrant’ podcast, Max Holloway talked about his interest in fighting in Hawaii under the promotional banner. Holloway was very passionate about his dream but acknowledged the fact that it may never come true.

“Blessed” clarified that the UFC has nothing to do with fights not happening in Hawaii. Holloway blamed the Hawaii Tourism Authority for not letting the UFC enter Hawaii. Surfing and combat sports are the two most popular sports in Hawaii and the HTA makes it harder for both surfers and fighters.

Max Holloway is one of the most beloved fighters on the UFC roster. He holds numerous records with the promotion and has notable victories over Jose Aldo (x2), Yair Rodriguez, Brian Ortega, Dustin Poirier, and Frankie Edgar to name a few.

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