Holloway To Undergo A Battery Of Tests, Experts Don’t Know What’s Wrong With Him

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is now out of his highly anticipated title fight for the weekend. Following the recent news, UFC President Dana White has come forward with an update on the fighter’s fight cancelling injury.

Holloway was originally locked in to face undefeated rising challenger Brian Ortega in the live pay-per-view co-main event of UFC 226 on July 7 from within the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Holloway has since been pulled from the fight for suffering concussion-like symptoms.

Speaking at the UFC 226 pre-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White revealed that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is still attempting to determine what precisely has happened to the UFC featherweight champion. Concerning his injury, the UFC is planning on submitting Holloway to a series of intensive medical examinations and tests.

“It’s a weird situation. I was talking to Jeff Novitzky in the back and there’s a couple of different — some people think it’s concussion-related and some people think it’s weight cut-related, so they haven’t really got down to the bottom of what it is. But according to him he feels fine but obviously he’s not fine. So we’re going to continue to try to figure out what’s wrong with Max Holloway.

“In the meantime, there’s no way that this guy is going to fight anytime soon.”

“We’re running him through every test there is. … He needs go to the Mayo Clinic or one of these types of places and do a full — yes, we will take care of Max Holloway and he’ll go through every type of testing there is until we can figure out what’s wrong with him.”

Referencing the possibility of being able to ensure that medical concerns such as this do not continue in the future, White added:

“It’s impossible. It’s impossible to ensure what happened to Holloway doesn’t happen. Listen, you’re dealing with human beings. People get sick, things happen, it’s unfortunate, but it happens. There’s nothing we can do about it.

“We’ve done everything you could possibly try to do to make these guys healthier, to give them a safer place to train, eat the right foods, we have a restaurant at the PI where they can eat for free and we’ve done everything that we can possibly do to try and limit this.”

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