Michael Bisping Told Max Holloway He Looked Sleepy During UFC Tonight Interview Beforce Call-Off

Max Holloway sensationally pulled out of his UFC 226 title fight with Brian Ortega last night due to concussion-like symptoms, and UFC Tonight co-host Michael Bisping was one of those who had noticed that something had seemed off with the star before the cancellation.

Holloway didn’t seem himself during the interview, appearing sluggish and slurring his words slightly, which led to Bisping asking if he was ok.

“Well Max, you say you feel great, and you know, don’t be offended when I say this, but you look like you just got outta bed. Are you tired? What’s going on?” Bisping enquired, before later telling the champ he looked “Sleepy.”

Holloway laughed it off, but not long afterwards the Hawaiian has now been withdrawn from the card after his own management team admitted that he had not been acting himself over the past few days due to what’s believed to be a potential concussion.

Watch the full interview between Holloway and Michael Bisping along with Kenny Florian below.

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