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TJ Dillashaw Wants To Fight Max Holloway And Become A Three-Weight UFC Champion

Nasir Jabbar

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TJ Dillashaw Wants To Fight Max Holloway And Become A Three-Weight UFC Champion

TJ Dillashaw wants a piece of UFC featherweight king Max Holloway.


TJ Dillashaw has moved down to flyweight to challenge 125 lbs champion Henry Cejudo, who spectacularly dethroned Demetrious Johnson.

After taking on Henry Cejudo, the bantamweight title holder is eyeing up Max Holloway.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"Everyone wants me to go to featherweight and fight Max [Holloway]," he said.

"I would love to. But look, one step at a time. Let's run through Cejudo first then Max can be next. [I can] be the first one to ever go for three belts."

Image: TJ Dillashaw
Image: TJ Dillashaw

If Dillashaw faced and beat Holloway, he would become the very first three-weight UFC champion.

His head coach, Duane Ludwig, even spoke about a move up to featherweight.

"I think that would be more of a challenge to go up in weight than it has been to go down in weight," Ludwig said.

Image: PA
Image: PA

He added: "T.J. is not a big bantamweight anyway. Going up in weight, that's when we'll see more change.

"I assume he would become possibly a little slower, but have more power. But we'll see what ends up happening if that's the journey for us. Right now we're focused on the task at hand."

Like he said, it's Cejudo first at UFC Fight Night but a bout opposite Holloway is a fascinating match-up.

Holloway is plotting his next fight after beating Brian Ortega in unbelievable fashion. He stopped Ortega at UFC 231.

The 27-year-old is on an absolute tear. He's recorded 13 victories in a row following his defeat to Conor McGregor back in 2013.

Who's next for Holloway? Watch this space.

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, Max Holloway, Demetrious Johnson, Fight News, UFC, MMA

Nasir Jabbar
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