Gary A. Vasquez USA Today Sports

2018 has started with quite a few injuries and issues. As per usual, this has meant some great fights falling apart at the last minute. Unfortunately, this time it’s one we have all been looking forward to seeing…

Fighting out of Waianae, Hawaii, Max Holloway has come of age in his recent UFC career. The current featherweight champion holds the longest win streak in featherweight history and doesn’t look to be slowing down.

After a duo of TKO wins against the legend Jose Aldo, Holloway’s status as a pound-for-pound champion was cemented. Another huge fight was booked, against ex-lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

Sadly, it seems Holloway has been injured and is now unable to continue camp for the March 3rd clash with ‘The Answer.’ Numerous reports have surfaced across the web, the most respectable being from

This is a big hit for Edgar, Holloway and the promotion. Read the full details below:

Max Holloway continued his unbeaten streak by defeating Jose Aldo in Brazil. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Holloway Injured


According to sources, featherweight champion Max Holloway has suffered an injury that will prevent him from defending his title against Frankie Edgar.

The UFC has not officially pulled Holloway from the event but is expected to do so shortly. The promotion is already in the process of exploring other options for its main event.

This will mark the second time a title fight between Holloway and Edgar has fallen through. The two were supposed to meet at UFC 218, on Dec. 2 in Detroit, but Edgar was forced out with an injury.

This isn’t the only bad news for Holloway. USADA is starting to crack down on big weight cuts before fights. This means the featherweight champion might be forced to jump up to lightweight for his next fight.

Details below:

Max Holloway (picture right) lands a solid right uppercut on Jose Aldo (picture left) en route to a third round TKO victory at UFC 212…


“It’s just UFC with all this USADA, (the policing of) the weight cuts, you’ve got to be a certain weight when you’re checking in and blah blah blah — all of that medical stuff, that’s what I mean,” Holloway told Ariel Helwani (via MMA Fighting). “If they start adding more medical stuff I probably would (move up).”

“Every time I check my weight they’re in disbelief, but I’m like, ‘I’ve never missed weight in my life,’” he added. “I don’t know why they’re giving me a hard time, but medically if they’re the rules, then medically I probably won’t be able to make it because of their rules with the (weight) cuts.”

“155 might come sooner rather than later, so we’ll see what happens.”

UFC 222 Fight Card

Event: UFC 222: “Holloway vs. Edgar”
Date: Sat., March 3, 2018
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcast: Pay-Per-View (PPV), FOX Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

UFC 222 PPV Main Event:

145 lbs.: UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar

UFC 222 Main Card, Prelims:

185 lbs.: Hector Lombard vs. C.B. Dollaway
265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski vs. Stefan Struve
135 lbs.: Sean O’Malley vs. Andre Soukhamthath
115 lbs.: Mackenzie Dern vs. Ashley Yoder
135 lbs.: Ketlen Vieira vs. Cat Zingano
135 lbs.: Bryan Caraway vs. Cody Stamann
205 lbs.: Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Milstead

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