Will Max Holloway Unbeatable?
Description: Jerome Max Holloway is an American professional MMA fighter who competes at the featherweight level of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is currently the longest reigning featherweight champion. He is also one of just two Americans to win the championship three times. The other man is former UFC light heavyweight champion and two-time U.S. Senator Joe Riggs.
He was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. When he was young, he was actually bitten by a dog, which caused him to have a scar on his leg. This scar became an issue for him as a child, and he started to have nightmares about being attacked by dogs. It would drive him to extreme lengths to protect himself from such situations.
Holloway was a very athletic kid, though, and he excelled in track and field, football, wrestling, basketball, and baseball. He excelled in tennis, though, and that led him to become a world-class fencing competitor. He was also an excellent swimmer and a long-distance runner, all while being involved in a number of fights during his high school career. After high school, he enrolled in the University of Miami, but his first fight out of college was against Ken Shamrock, and he lost by submission. This was actually his first loss ever.
After this he went to the U.S. Military Academy in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and fought for the Army Air Corp. in Vietnam. During this time, he became known as GI Joe, after winning a few more fights. After the war, he trained with some of the top names in MMA and had a very successful career in the UFC. He was also an instructor at the famous gym called “The Ropes.”
So, how did Holloway end up winning the Featherweight title in the UFC? How did he stack up against some of the more experienced fighters on the roster? How did he defeat competition that wasn’t even in his weight class? This is a question many have asked before, but now the answers will be revealed. First of all, it must be said that Max is a very skilled athlete, and he certainly has the physical ability to take down opponents. His submission skills are also extremely good, which will be extremely helpful when he faces off against bigger fighters like defending champ Diego Sanchez or heavyweight kickboxer Junior Dos Santos.
Max Holloway has never faced a competition on his level yet, and he has talked about how he expects to do this. He stated that he believes he can take on the very best, and that he already has the skills necessary to do so. It is really just a matter of getting in there and taking it easy, and winning or losing should not be the sole objective in these endeavors.
I believe that Max will be able to win a few fights, and he has proven that he is a great fighter. He has beaten some of the biggest names in the UFC and looks like a fighter that could very well challenge for the lightweight title one day. If he can make it to that level though, he will have to continue to improve his game, and continue to learn from his past mistakes. He won’t be able to become a better fighter by fighting the same people over again.
Right now, he is only a fighter, and that’s the only way he knows how to be successful. He needs to win fights, and then he will be able to move on to fight bigger and better opponents. Right now, he is on a learning curve and needs to find a way to improve his overall game. I expect him to do just that at a meeting next month in Miami.