Not Dwayne Johnson, not Jorge Masvidal…Max Holloway wants THIS legend to present the BMF title at UFC 300

Max Holloway reveals his desire to get the BMF belt wrapped around his waist by UFC legend, Mark Coleman.


Not Dwayne Johnson, not Jorge Masvidal…Max Holloway wants THIS legend to present the BMF title at UFC 300

Max Holloway wants Mark Coleman to wrap the belt around the winner (via Imago)

UFC 300 is approaching fast. As such, these last two weeks have increased the excitement and anticipation for the historic event. Three titles are on the line, one of them being the BMF title. Max Holloway recently commented about having a specific person in mind to wrap the BMF title around the winner. He believed no one was more fitting than Mark Coleman.

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Holloway is set to challenge Justin Gaethje for the BMF belt on April 13. The highly anticipated lightweight clash will pit two of the most vicious strikers in the UFC against each other. When asked who should present the BMF title, Holloway didn’t hesitate.

The only correct answer is Mark Coleman. Especially with what he went through recently with his dog…The guy’s a G. That’s a real life BMF. That would be sick if he did it. It would be an honor to get him to do it.
Max Holloway via Mike Bohn

Holloway’s rationale stems from Coleman’s recent courageous actions in saving his parents. The UFC Hall of Famer awoke to his house on fire in February. After his dog alerted him, Coleman rescued his parents from the blaze. Tragically, Mark Coleman could not save his beloved dog, Hammer.

Coleman hasn’t competed since 2010. However, he remains an iconic figure as a former UFC heavyweight champion and Pride Superstar. Coleman has displayed incredible resilience through a grueling recovery. Max Holloway believed having him give away the BMF title would be extremely meaningful.

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Max Holloway details his increased strength and speed at 155 pounds

Max Holloway is set to fight at 155 pounds, 10 pounds over his usual weight class. ‘The Blessed’ revealed that he felt stronger and faster than ever ahead of his UFC 300 lightweight clash. The former featherweight champion is relishing the move up to 155 pounds. 

Max Holloway details his strength levels at 155
Max Holloway details his strength levels at 155 (via MMA Fighting)

Holloway opened up about his preparations in a recent YouTube video. He admitted feeling notably stronger now that he’s competing at lightweight. Holloway’s camp has intensified weight training to build up his strength. However, adding muscle isn’t the only priority for the Hawaiian fighter. Maintaining his trademark speed and agility is equally crucial at the higher weight class.

I always felt pretty strong for a 145er. I feel even stronger now at 155…I feel more faster too. We are doing a lot more reactive stuff here just to keep the speed up to go up to the weight class.
Max Holloway via Max Holloway YT

This balanced approach suggested a focused effort to maximize Holloway’s athleticism. He seemed determined to showcase an improved all-around game against Gaethje. This will mark Holloway’s first fight at 155 pounds since 2019 when he faced veteran fighter Dustin Poirier.

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