Max Holloway Reveals Who Hit Him The Hardest

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Max Holloway has only been rocked once in his UFC career.

The former UFC featherweight champion is known for his world-class boxing and his granite chin, which has been tested by some of the hardest-hitting men in the UFC, including Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Alexander Volkanovski.

However, no one hit Holloway as hard as Andre Fili.

“The Andre Fili fight,” Max Holloway said on the Flagrant podcast (as transcribed by “I can honestly say, a lot of people would watch and be like the Dustin Poirier fight, the second Dustin Poirier, everybody’s like he never got dropped. But, I hear people say the fence saved him, cause I was going back. But, like okay, we are talking about make-belief. Okay, let’s f******g make-belief and my wings came out, we are talking about make-belief land, the cage is there for a reason.

“At the end of the day, that one wasn’t too much, I knew I got hit and I knew the cage was going to have my back sooner or later. With Andre Fili, I remember getting hit one time, he cracked me with something, I don’t even know what he hit me with,” Holloway continued. “I was looking at the scoreboard it was in Baltimore and I was looking at the time and I was thinking what the hell am I doing right now? I was looking at the time, why am I looking at the time, I should be looking at this guy. That was probably one of the times ever.”

Holloway is coming off a solid victory against Arnold Allen in April. He is scheduled to face The Korean Zombie this weekend.