As has been the case any time he’s fallen short in a fight, Max Holloway is handling his trilogy-fight loss to Alexander Volkanovski with the utmost class.
Holloway suffered a unanimous decision defeat to Volkanovski in Saturday’s co-headliner at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, and as a result he fell to 0-3 in the trilogy. The third fight was the least competitive of the series, with “Blessed” getting busted up on the feet in a bloody affair.
Instead of getting down on himself, though, Holloway lifted his opponent up. He made his first comments since the fight on Sunday, and he hailed Volkanovski for his performance and labeled “The Great” as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the sport currently (via Twitter):
I’m still up 2-0 on knockdowns for trilogy. Prob gonna need a 4th to settle this. 😂 Just playing. Congrats to my brother @alexvolkanovski. Go get that 55 strap. You earned the shot. You’re #1 P4P right now.
To all the fans do not cry for me Argentina. This is part of life. We need to rebuild and we will. I love you
Holloway did not give any insight into the severity of the damage he sustained in the fight with Volkanovski, or what could be next in his own career after a disappointing outcome at UFC 276.