The former UFC Featherweight champion, Max Holloway put on a master class performance against the number third-ranked UFC Welterweight fighter, Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Vegas 42 and cemented his spot as the number one contender for the title.
Holloway is a proclaimed best boxer in UFC and with a win in this fight, he became the first UFC fighter to reach 3000 total strikes. With Max Holloway putting a striking clinic once again, the legendary boxing coach Teddy Atlas lauds him for his performance.
While talking on his show, Teddy Atlas says, “I didn’t realize how versatile he was and what a complete package, thought of him almost as a professional boxer, that he’s so good at using his legs, controlling the range, boxing, jabbing, setting combinations up, crisp punches. He can counter you, he can time you, he can go on the mat with you. Oh my God, this guy is the full package. He’s the complete package. He is so loaded, he does it all. He’s an old Swiss army knife. He’s got everything.” (H/T Sportskeeda.com)
Teddy Atlas complimented Max Holloway to be one of the best strikers in the division
Holloway always brings down his 100% in his fight and he tears his opponent with a high volume of strikes, which is why Teddy Atlas believes he is one of the best strikers in the division.
Atlas added, “Max is so special, but that was his greatest advantage of why he was able to keep the edge in the fight and win the fight, was that he could do so many other things. He is a great, great striker. I don’t know if anyone in the business is better.”
“I know he’s not as good a puncher maybe as some of the greatest strikers out there. But as far as overall abilities in all the areas, I mean, I don’t know if anyone can really match him when it comes to striking. He was doing everything, but that (striking) was the thing that carried the day.” (H/t Sportskeeda.com)