UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway was forced out of his next title defense after he was hospitalized earlier this week due to concussion-like symptoms, which eliminated him from competing at UFC 226 this Saturday in Las Vegas.
Holloway took to Instagram to release the following statement:
It was what it was. Respect to Ortega and his team. Thank you @danawhite and the @UFC staff for making my health priority. Also thank you to @lilheathenmma and @frankieedgar for being about that champ life and stepping up. I see you. To all the fans I know this rollercoaster can be frustrating because my team is also on it with you. All I can say is I’m truly sorry and I hope you guys stay buckled in because it is far from being over. Don’t let the bad surprises distract you from the good surprises in this great sport. The best is still blessed #blessyourself