Featherweight champ Max Holloway Inks New Contract Ahead of UFC 218
Following his title fight win over Jose Aldo in June, Max Holloway made it clear that he wanted to sit down with the UFC to negotiate a new contract ahead of his next fight.
Well the reigning featherweight champion got his wish after Holloway inked a new multi-fight deal with the UFC this week before the promotion announced his next fight against Frankie Edgar on Dec. 2.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed but Holloway’s new contract is for multiple fights that will keep the new king at 145-pounds very happy moving forward.
“Negotiations went well with the UFC and we were always confident that they were going to take care of us,” Holloway’s manager Brian Butler of Suckerpunch Entertainment said in a statement. “The timing of it all had more to do with logistics on their end, and just trying to get the time to sit down together and get it all done. Max is very happy and excited to get back in the Octagon and defend his belt on December 2 at UFC 218.”
Holloway also expressed his excitement over the new deal while getting ready to set up his training camp for the first title defense of his featherweight belt.
Holloway vs. Edgar will headline UFC 218 from Detroit as the 25-year old Hawaiian looks to build on his incredible 10 fight win streak that culminated with the victory over Aldo to become champion in June.
Meanwhile, Edgar has won his last two fights in a row with a 7-1 record over his past eight bouts as he looks to become a two division champion after previously winning the UFC lightweight title before he dropped down to 145 pounds.