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UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway is in it for the long haul

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Hawaii's favorite son Max Holloway defended his UFC featherweight title by beating Jose Aldo in a rematch Saturday night at UFC 218 in Detroit. He did it by, like his previous fight with Aldo, scoring a TKO in the third round.

Holloway (19-3) beat Aldo in his native Brazil in June. He has now won 12 consecutive fights, four back behind Anderson Silva's 16-fight record win streak.

Holloway was in control throughout the bout in Detroit, but Aldo (26-4) landed his fair share of punches and kicks.

Holloway’s last loss was to Conor McGregor in 2013, and no one is sure when McGregor is going to compete again in the UFC. 

Frankie Edgar was supposed to fight Holloway, but broke an orbital bone a few weeks ago while training and Aldo was asked to fight two weeks earlier than he was scheduled.

Holloway turns 26 this month and has been in the UFC since he was 20.

According to MMA Fighter, the Hawaii-born featherweight champion is in the game for the long haul.

“I understand, I can see it from two ways, people trying to get that money and leave the game early and people trying to set history or whatever. Right now, I’m focused on champ life,” Holloway was quoted as saying. “I want to be a champion, I want to be a long-reigning featherweight champion, I want to be known in the history books, my name everywhere as a champion. And then later on in my career, when I start getting good, then I can start doing the exhibition matches for money and stuff.”

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