“I’ll be seeing you soon”: Max Holloway reacts to UFC champion Ilia Topuria’s chilly callout response

After an impressive victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 300, Max Holloway wasted no time in challenging the reigning UFC featherweight champion, Ilia Topuria. Despite being present at the T-Mobile Arena when the new BMF champion issued a challenge, the Spaniard took a day to respond. However, his reply was met with a very cold response from the Blessed.

The UFC fans were ecstatic, leaping out of their seats after Max Holloway’s stunning knockout win against Justin Gaethje. However, El Matador remained unimpressed by the outcome.

“Well, it was good. Nothing special, to be honest. The ending was only an exchange of punches without any strategy,” Ilia Topuria said.

According to Ilia Topuria, Max Holloway is someone he considers to be a “really easy fight.” Later, Ilia Topuria took to social media platform X to respond to Max Holloway’s callout in a rather aggressive manner, confidently stating that he would be the one to take Holloway’s “lights out.”

However, his strong response was met with an even colder reply from the currently crowned BMF champion.

Max Holloway acknowledged Topuria’s post and answered in a friendly yet cold manner. “It’s all love champ. I’ll be seeing you soon. Jeremiah 51:20”, he wrote, mentioning a verse form the Bible.

‘Jeremiah 51:20’ refers to the Bible verse that says, “You are my war club, my weapon for battle— with you I shatter nations, with you I destroy kingdoms.”

Although Khabib Nurmagomedov has expressed concerns about the potential impact of the Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway BMF title bout on the lightweight title picture, Max Holloway remains confident in his abilities and is ready to back up his callout of Ilia Topuria.

It appears that Topuria is interested in facing Holloway towards the end of the year. If this matchup comes to fruition, it could potentially serve as the headline event in the last quarter of the year. It’s quite the thrilling showdown on social media between Max Holloway and Ilia Topuria, leaving UFC fans eager to see if they’ll face off in the octagon anytime soon.

Who has so far defeated Max Holloway in the UFC?

While Max Holloway’s recent win at UFC 300 was impressive, he hasn’t always emerged victorious every time he stepped into the octagon. According to the UFC stats, Max Holloway has a record of 27-7-0, where he has experienced defeat in 7 matches throughout his UFC career.

Max Holloway has suffered defeats against Alexander Volkanovski three times, with his most recent loss occurring at UFC 276. The Blessed has also lost to Conor McGregor at UFC Fight Night, Dennis Bermudez at UFC 160, Dustin Poirier twice at UFC 143 and UFC 236.

Conor McGregor vs Max Holloway via Getty Images

Max Holloway currently holds the prestigious UFC BMF title, a distinction that only three other MMA fighters in history have ever attained. Opinions among fans may differ on whether Max Holloway is the best UFC BMF titleholder, but his impressive display of destructive power at UFC 300 certainly makes a strong case for him deserving the title.

So, what are your thoughts on the online exchange and the potential future fight between Max Holloway and Ilia Topuria?

Md Mahmud Islam

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Md Mahmud Islam is a diligent and committed writer for SportsZion, specializing in UFC and Boxing. With nearly 1.5 years of experience at the company, he is dedicated to enhancing the company's performance through his meticulous and eloquent articles.


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