Calvin Kattar wishes to hold his momentum likely right after his spectacular victory over Dan Ige at UFC Fight Night time and would be open up to preventing previous featherweight champion Max Holloway next.
“That’d be terrific,” Kattar instructed MMANews. “I know he’s a challenging fighter. A further a person of these guys that (featherweights) really don’t want to contend in opposition to. Like I said, I’ll struggle any of them. I really do not have a desire. Whoever would like to be occupied and continue to be occupied. Good issues take place. That is why Dan Ige and me we got that primary function prospect mainly because we’re eager to go out there and compete.”
Kattar (21-4) picked up his fourth earn in his previous five fights and is presently rated #6 in the featherweight rankings. In spite of finishing a few of his opponents during that span, the “New England Cartel” member thinks a likely Holloway matchup would hit the judges scorecards.
“He’s a large quantity man,” Kattar described. “He (stood up) fairly a great deal all five founds with the champ. So you’re most likely searching a at five spherical standup war (from him).”
Holloway (21-6) is coming off a break up selection loss to Alexander Volkannovski at UFC 251 where 18 media members scored the fight for the Hawaiian. Kattar also thinks “Blessed” deserved to get the victory in that featherweight title combat.
“I’d give the nod to Max the way I noticed it,” Kattar reported. “But I’d have to rewatch it all over again considering that 3rd round. But my original reaction, if that was scored as a person total spherical, it’s possible Max will take it. Because he dropped him in the first and the second. I considered he managed the cage the full battle. But either way for the champ to arrive again soon after unquestionably going down two rounds to acquire the next three. Even if the third was that close. So you acquired to give credit rating to him to exhibit up and present that form of championship-caliber overall performance.”
Whilst equally fighters competed a short while ago, Kattar is aiming for a return in the Fall with his teammate Rob Font, who is nevertheless recovering from knee surgical procedures.