“We Will Not See The Real Max Holloway At UFC 223”

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has come forward with his thoughts on Max Holloway taking a title fight on such short notice. To Alvarez, fight fans may not experience Holloway at his peak ability.

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway accepted a fight for the UFC lightweight title against undefeated fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov on just six days notice. The fighters are now set to headline UFC 223, which goes down April 7 inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Speaking on Instagram Live, Eddie Alvarez revealed his thoughts on Holloway taking the fight on such short notice.

“Khabib is not the fighter that you take on six days’ notice. In order to beat Khabib, you need to be conditioned, number one. He already poses a unique style. But No. 1, you have to be very, very, well-conditioned. Beating Khabib on six days’ notice is a very, very tough ask.

“Max Holloway is a (expletive) beast. Max Holloway single-handedly ran through his division, fought the best guys in the world, but anybody who fights understands the difference of someone who’s in the peak of their training camp, and someone who’s just starting training camp. It’s a vast difference.”

“We’re not going to see the real Max Holloway on Saturday. We’re just not. As much as we love Max Holloway and I think the world of him, and I think he’s a great champion, we’re not going to see the real Max Holloway on Saturday.”

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