Max Holloway Injured, Won't Defend UFC Featherweight Title At UFC 222

Tricia Pearson
February 5, 2018

It's the second time a meeting between the two in the octagon has been called off - Edgar bowed out of UFC 218 with a facial injury.

Holloway insisted that he wanted to fight regardless of his leg injury and even joked that he asked to amputate his leg and fight as a handicap.

The promotion has not made an announcement regarding the status of UFC 222. Okamoto notes that while the UFC has not officially announced Holloway being pulled from the fight, they've already begun to explore options as a replacement for Holloway next month.

Holloway, who defended his title this past December with a third round finish over former champion Jose Aldo, is riding a 12-fight win streak that dates back to a 2013 decision loss to lightweight champion Conor McGregor.

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In addition, Holloway made a post on Twitter, stating that he had "asked the docs [doctors] if we could cut off my leg then ask the commission if I could fight handicapped". Had dozens of family from Hawaii coming up for this one.

According to a report from Brett Okamoto of ESPN, featherweight champion Max Holloway suffered an injury that will prevent him from defending his title against Frankie Edgar on March 3 in Las Vegas.

"I know it sucks but don't give up on the sport", Holloway wrote "Card changes have always been part of it. Changes are opportunities for other fighters to get their shot".

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