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Max Holloway Delighted to Shatter ‘Pillow Holloway’ Moniker with Decisive Knockout at UFC Singapore

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Max Holloway boasts an awe-inspiring track record as one of UFC’s all-time greats, but he still felt the need to silence critics in his face-off against “The Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung.

Though Holloway had previously taken down numerous MMA legends with a variety of astonishing finishes, the ex-featherweight champ was irked that he was mainly recognized for his “death by a thousand cuts” approach to volume striking. However, all that changed this past Saturday during the main event at UFC Singapore, where Holloway finally delivered his first ever one-punch, walk-off knockout.

“Getting that finish was overdue,” Holloway commented during the post-fight press conference. “Where better to achieve it than the spot where I initiated my 12-win streak prior to earning the title—right here in Singapore. My first walk-off KO felt electrifying. It was like the air was different.”

Holloway went on to say that the residents of Lahaina, Maui, empowered his lethal right hand. “People have been calling me ‘Pillow Holloway,’ which I brushed off. But I guess the pillow had some rocks in it today. And it worked in my favor.”

Even though he emerged victorious, Holloway had nothing but commendations for “The Korean Zombie,” who announced his retirement immediately after the fight concluded. Holloway was honored to be the final opponent in Jung’s illustrious career.

“I believe he was well aware of the stakes,” Holloway reflected. “It was an all-or-nothing battle. I’m grateful that my punch connected just that split second before his could. Who knows what would’ve unfolded if his had landed first? He’s a legend for a reason; he gave it his all until the very end.”

Now having two consecutive wins under his belt since his third loss to the current featherweight king, Alexander Volkanovski, Holloway remains focused on his enduring mission to reclaim the 145-pound title and potentially pursue more UFC championships.

“I’m not fading into the background, so get used to seeing me,” Holloway declared. “I’ve got years ahead of me. My prime years are supposedly in my mid-30s, so I’m excited for what the future holds. I’m still hungry for titles and have ambitions to make history.”

As for his legacy, Holloway aims to leave an indelible mark on the sport of MMA and on life itself.

“I want to be remembered as a trailblazer, someone who left an everlasting impact on the sport and set the bar for future generations,” Holloway said. “I aim to inspire people to strive for greatness in whatever they choose to do. If I can change lives, that’s the ultimate victory for me.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Max Holloway UFC Singapore Knockout

What was the main event of UFC Singapore?

The main event of UFC Singapore featured a fight between Max Holloway and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung.

Who won the fight at UFC Singapore between Max Holloway and The Korean Zombie?

Max Holloway won the fight with a one-punch, walk-off knockout, marking his first ever such victory.

What did Max Holloway say about his fighting style in the press conference?

Holloway mentioned that although he’s known for his “death by a thousand cuts” volume striking approach, he felt that getting a one-punch knockout was overdue. He expressed great satisfaction in finally achieving this in Singapore.

Why was the fight significant for The Korean Zombie?

This fight was significant for “The Korean Zombie,” Chan Sung Jung, because he announced his retirement from MMA immediately after the event. Max Holloway was honored to serve as his final opponent.

What is Max Holloway’s next goal?

Max Holloway’s next goal is to reclaim the UFC featherweight title. He’s also open to the idea of seeking out additional UFC championships in the future.

How does Max Holloway want to be remembered in the sport?

Max Holloway wants to be remembered as a legend and a trailblazer who left a lasting impact on MMA. He aims to inspire future generations to strive for greatness in whatever they choose to do.

What did Max Holloway say about his age and career longevity?

Max Holloway mentioned that he’s only turning 32 and that he has several prime years ahead of him. He warned the MMA community to get used to seeing him, as he isn’t planning on going anywhere soon.

What is the ‘Pillow Holloway’ nickname about?

The ‘Pillow Holloway’ nickname was given to Max due to his reputation for volume striking rather than one-punch knockouts. However, with his recent walk-off knockout, he felt he dispelled that label effectively.

What did Max Holloway say about The Korean Zombie’s approach to the fight?

Holloway had high praise for The Korean Zombie’s all-or-nothing, “kill or be killed” approach to the fight. He mentioned that both fighters threw right hands, but his just landed a fraction of a second quicker.

What is Max Holloway’s overall goal in life beyond MMA?

Beyond his MMA ambitions, Max Holloway wants to be a source of hope and inspiration for the next generation. He wants to change people’s lives for the better and leave the world a better place.

More about Max Holloway UFC Singapore Knockout

  • Max Holloway’s Official UFC Profile
  • UFC Singapore Event Recap
  • “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung’s Career Highlights
  • Max Holloway vs Alexander Volkanovski Trilogy
  • The Evolution of Max Holloway’s Fighting Style
  • A Look Back at “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung’s Career
  • MMA Legends: Where Are They Now?
  • Understanding the UFC Featherweight Division
  • The Legacy and Future of UFC
  • Walk-off Knockouts: A Compilation

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MMAFanatic23 August 26, 2023 - 10:01 pm

Wow, Max Holloway’s really shutting down the haters with that KO. Who’s calling him ‘Pillow’ now, huh? lol

UltimateFan101 August 26, 2023 - 11:38 pm

Max and Zombie both legends. What a fight to go out on for Zombie!

Geek4Sports August 27, 2023 - 6:10 am

Seriously, The Korean Zombie retiring is the end of an era. So much respect for both fighters.

TheRealAnalyzer August 27, 2023 - 8:30 am

So Max is now thinking beyond just fighting titles. Aiming to be a life-inspirer, huh. Intriguing!

CageQueen August 27, 2023 - 9:05 am

Max’s one-punch knockout was like a plot twist in a thriller movie. Didn’t see it coming!

JessTheMess August 27, 2023 - 11:00 am

wasnt expecting Holloway to talk about “leaving the world a better place” thats deep for a fighter, respect!

FistOfFury August 27, 2023 - 5:21 pm

Max ain’t done yet, just watch. He’ll get that featherweight title back, mark my words.

TechGuru89 August 27, 2023 - 5:51 pm

Max at 32 still thinks he’s got prime years ahead. Man’s confident and I’m here for it.

JustChillin August 27, 2023 - 6:54 pm

Max’s knockout made me jump off my couch, no kidding. That’s one for the highlight reels!

KnockoutKing August 27, 2023 - 7:28 pm

if Max keeps this up, he’ll be GOAT for sure. But that’s a big if.


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