UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced out of his third straight title fight this week, following a medical scare that doctors are still trying to figure out.
According to the UFC champion he was feeling fine all fight week. However, despite Max’s insistence, he’s been visibly not himself, causing concern for all, ultimately leading to doctors pulling him from this weekend’s co-main event.
Now, Max has broken his silence with the following statement:
It was what it was. Respect to Ortega and his team. Thank you @danawhite and the @UFC staff for making my health priority. Also thank you to @lilheathenmma and @frankieedgar for being about that champ life and stepping up. I see you. To all the fans I know this rollercoaster can be frustrating because my team is also on it with you. All I can say is I’m truly sorry and I hope you guys stay buckled in because it is far from being over. Don’t let the bad surprises distract you from the good surprises in this great sport. The best is still blessed #blessyourself