Max Holloway Wants To Fight Justin Gaethje For ‘BMF’ Title At UFC 300; Gaethje Responds

Former featherweight champion Max Holloway has revealed he wants to fight Justin Gaethje for his ‘BMF’ title at UFC 300 in April of next year.

“I was shooting my shot for that ‘BMF’ with ‘The Highlight’ (Gaethje),” Holloway told ESPN. “I think we both would make a fun one for the fans, there’s that ‘BMF’ belt. I know they’re short on guys for UFC 300, so that would be ideal. One for the fans because he’s going to be waiting. If Islam doesn’t fight between Ramadan, he is going to have to wait all the way until October, and his last fight, that will be over a year and a half.

“I don’t think he should be sitting around that long. So, in the meantime, why not have a fun one, both make a lot of money, and we’ll put on a show and make a lot of fans happy? That was the idea.”

However, it seems that Gaethje doesn’t want to entertain that idea, not only because he’d prefer to wait for his lightweight title shot, but also because he just likes Holloway too much!

“I don’t ever want to fight Holloway,” Gaethje said. “I don’t know, I just don’t ever – I don’t want to punch him. I just don’t. It’s not necessary. … I like him too much. I like him. He’s a good dude. I don’t know him personally, but I’m a fan of his. I don’t prefer to punch him. But if I have to, I would I guess.”

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