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Khabib Names The UFC Star Who Could Become 'The Best Fighter Of All Time'

Nasir Jabbar

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Khabib Names The UFC Star Who Could Become 'The Best Fighter Of All Time'

Khabib Nurmagomedov believes Max Holloway has the potential to become the 'best fighter of all time' following his record setting victory over Calvin Kattar.

Holloway destroyed Kattar in the main-event of UFC Fight Island 7, landing a record 445 significant strikes as he won a lopsided decision on Saturday.

The Hawaiian fighter received glowing praise from many in the MMA world including undefeated megastar Nurmagomedov who paid him the ultimate compliment.

'The Eagle' says 'Blessed' is one of the best fighters in the sport and reckons he's only getting better, claiming he could go down as the GOAT.

"I think about Max, he is already one of the best who has competed in MMA," he told Full Reptile.

"He is one of the best and is probably the best featherweight of all time. I think it was his best performance.

"When we look at Max, he is not old but he has a lot of fights in UFC. I think his prime time is coming, it's not come yet. Maybe this year or maybe next year is going to be his prime time.

"It was not when he was champion, his time is going to come I he keeps focused doing everything he has to do."

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Nurmagomedov and Holloway were supposed to fight in 2018 until the latter pulled out due to weight cut issues.

And the Russian believes the 29-year-old's time will come before talking up his future.

The UFC lightweight king added: "I really like Max, we were supposed to fight in 2018. I think his time is going to come and end of the year, maybe next year.

"It was his best performance; he is more of a great fighter today than he was a couple of days ago.

"This was his best performance, but in future, in a couple of years he has the chance to show and become maybe the best fighter of all time."

Holloway's scintillating Octagon showing puts him back in the win column following his two championship defeats to Alexander Volkanovski.

Is a UFC featherweight title shot next? Watch this space.

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/PA

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC News, Max Holloway, Fight News, UFC, MMA

Nasir Jabbar
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