UFC Lightweight champion Khabib also later confirmed that he would face the winner of Poirier and Holloway next:
”Holloway and Poirier are fighting for the interim belt, and the champion has to face the interim champion. Tony Ferguson can’t fight at the moment, St-Pierre is retired, McGregor is retired, a boxing match with Mayweather is not happening as we couldn’t come to an agreement with UFC. Holloway and Poirier are great fighters, I will fight the winner of this bout.”
The Dagestani also expressed he would prefer the fight with Holloway because of his impressive streak:
”Holloway has a 13-fight winning streak, if he beats Poirier it will be 14 wins in a row, which is the longest active winning streak in the UFC, if he wins he will also be a two weight champion. Fans would also be more interested in a Holloway fight,”
Max Holloway will face Dustin Poirier at UFC 236 for the interim lightweight title. With the UFC 229 saga finally coming to a close we can finally get back to seeing our champion defending and the division moving again!