Story By: King Eddie
Max Holloway is truly "Blessed". Over recent years, the young up and coming fighter has been making his case for bigger promotions, bigger fights, and national recognition. He has finally gotten his foot firmly planted on the first step to his goals.
Recently, Max was asked by the camp of the UFC's ,Jeremy Stephens, to come out to San Diego and become one of Jeremy's training partners. You see, Stephens is preparing for his toughest bout to date in the UFC. He will be facing former WEC Lightweight Champ, Anthony "Showtime" Pettis.
The reasoning behind asking Max to help with training is because the camp of Stephens feels that Holloway most closely resembles the look of Pettis in the cage. Quite an honor in regards to his fighting style. Holloway spoke with MMA Hawaii (MMAhawaii.com) and said. .
"They call me Anthony Pettis Jr. out here. It's really an honor just to be here with these guys and to see what they do. I got to spar with Jeremy and another guy, and I went to Alliance and saw Dominick Cruz train. I get to do what they do before and after training, and I get to be a part of what they do. I even got to take a class from Dean Lister. I am learning so much out here. I feel very Blessed."
The opportunities inside of the next 7 weeks of training camp, could be just the fuel that Holloway needs to send him blasting into the big stage. Everyone in Hawaii has noticed his potential and abilities, and now it may possibly be time for the rest of the world to see it as well. But for the present, Holloway is just happy to be living the life of a fighter.
" Everyday we wake up and eat. Then we train, then rest, maybe play some games. Train some more, eat again. Then wake up the next day and do it all over again.I love staying with Jeremy and the guys. Jeremy even said he wants to come watch me fight."
Congratulations to our local fighter who is chasing his dreams. Hawaii is and will always be in support.
Max Holloway- "I just want to thank everybody for all of their support for me. I am truly blessed to have so many people believe in me. Bless you all."