UFC featherweight Max Holloway is set to face one of the busiest challenges of his career on Sunday night which could put him within reach of a title shot.
Holloway, who is riding a six-fight winning streak that includes five stoppages, will face off against Charles Oliveira in the main event of UFC Fight Night 74 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
While Holloway could have some pre-fight jitters because of what is at stake, he is beaming with confidence.
In fact, when you have the self belief that Holloway has, there is no reason to face any nerves. How could you when you fully believe you can stand and trade with anyone in the world?
“I go around telling myself I’m the best striker in the world; not in the division, in the world,” Holloway said, MMAjunkie.com. “I could go to GLORY and fight any kickboxer. I don’t care. That’s what I want to do. I want to prove I’m the best striker and that’s just how I feel. It’s confidence.
“People might look at you and say, ‘You’re arrogant,’ and this and that. But no, I’m not. I’m just a confident man. Just ’cause you question yourself doesn’t mean I should question myself. If they want to prove it, bring on all comers. I’d love to prove I can strike with the best of them.”
Oliveira is a dynamic striker in his own right, but Holloway believes he’ll have the edge on the feet.
One thing is for sure: this is going to be a very entertaining fight to bring an end to the night.
The main card of UFC Fight Night 47 begins on FOX Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET.
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