UFC featherweight Calvin Kattar has nonetheless not absolutely recovered from the harm he sustained within the Max Holloway combat in January 2021.
Throughout an interview with James Lynch, Rob Font make clear how his workforce helps Calvin Kattar get well from the harm. Font revealed that though Kattar is again within the health club (New England Cartel) the workforce has saved him away from exhausting coaching. The first focus is to permit Kattar’s physique to utterly get well earlier than he can take into consideration a comeback. Font revealed that aside from the harm sustained within the Max Holloway combat, Calvin Kattar wanted to take the day off to get well after a busy yr. Kattar competed 5 instances within the UFC from June 2019 to January 2021, averaging one combat nearly each three months.
“He is out and in. He is nonetheless going by the concussion protocol. He is not concussed however they’re simply babying him proper now. Lots of hand-eye coordination issues, steadiness drills and stuff like that. Boring non-contact sort stuff. He is been holding pads for me… We’re attempting to maintain him out of the health club.”
“He is getting anxious. He is getting to a degree the place he desires to get shifting round extra… We’re attempting to child him like, ‘pay attention, you had a variety of large fights, busy yr. You simply take a while off and simply hang around.’ However it’s exhausting… Particularly coming off a loss, you wanna get again, you wanna repair all the pieces…” Rob Font instructed James Lynch.
What occurred when Calvin Kattar fought Max Holloway?
No. 7 ranked UFC featherweight Calvin Kattar (22-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) fought former champion, Max Holloway, within the headliner of UFC on ABC 1 on January 16, 2021. After the primary two rounds, the combat rapidly was the Max Holloway present. The previous champ dominated Calvin Kattar in all elements of the sport and secured a 50-43, 50-43, and 50-42 unanimous choice win on the judges’ scorecards.
Max Holloway outstruck Calvin Kattar 445 to 133 by way of vital strikes that landed and set the UFC file for most important strikes landed on a single opponent. The bout was near getting stopped on a number of events. Nonetheless, Kattar refused to again down and made it to the ultimate bell.
Kattar obtained a variety of appreciation for displaying coronary heart and toughness. It’s debatable, although, if toughness is an attribute that needs to be placed on show. Many fighters in UFC historical past have endured career-altering beatings that might have been averted. As spectacular because it appears to outlive the fights which have already been misplaced, it’s by no means a very good proposition to make sure efficiency longevity.