Max Holloway’s Massive Pre-Fight Weight For Six Days Notice Fight Against Khabib Revealed… And He’s Cutting A Lot

When Tony Ferguson pulled out of this weekend’s UFC 223 main event, with just six days to spare, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway accepted the UFC’s offer to move up in weight and fight for the UFC’s lightweight world title.

Holloway has called it, ‘the chance of a lifetime’, but that doesn’t mean he’s in tip top shape ahead of this weekend’s mega-event.

Max was just forced out of his UFC 222 main event due to an injury to his leg. He had surgery on the leg just a month ago, and has not been in fight camp at all.

Photos have emerged on-line recently showing that despite his featherweight run, he was actually looking bigger, or at least rivaling the size of UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

Max’s nutritionist went on record earlier this week stating that Max’s cut will be the biggest he’s ever supervised, and now he just told Luke Thomas how big Max is coming in at.

Usually fighting at 145 pounds, Max is moving up to 155 for this weekend’s headliner. However, with no training camp behind him, according to his coach, Max left his home in Hawaii at 186 pounds.

That means Max has just six days to lose 31 pounds to make championship weight.

According to Lockhart, Max dropped 10 pounds on the flight alone, leaving him just 21 pounds more to go.

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George Lockhart says Max Holloway lost nearly 10 pounds on his 18 hour flight and therefore, the weight cut won’t be nearly as hard as he originally thought.

George Lockhart says Holloway weighed in early in fight week in Detroit at 174 (to make 145).

When getting off the plane for UFC 223, he weighed 176 (to make 155).

He calls it now “a regular cut”.

UFC 223 goes down this Saturday night, from the Barclay Center, in Brooklyn, New York. The night’s main card airs live on pay-per-view.