That's for UFC president Dana White to sort out but, either way, Holloway winning would make him the undisputed featherweight and lightweight champion. "That's a tough weight cut for him".
"I think he wants to do what the other champion didn't and make a statement, make a point that way", Holloway's manager, Brian Butler-Au said to The MMA Hour.
The highly anticipated lightweight title fight between Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov was shelved after "El Cucuy" tore a ligament while fulfilling media obligations six days from their 155-lbs showdown.
With Conor McGregor previously holding both belts, the Irishman seems destined to face the victor in a massive fight later this year.
'My first option when Tony's out I say 'hey, where's Conor? Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.
Max Holloway, the 2017 Rolling Stone Magazine and UFC Fighter of the Year, will look to become only the second fighter in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously in two separate weight classes. Ferguson set a divisional record of 10 consecutive wins to earn the interim strap while Nurmagomedov has beaten all 25 men he has fought.
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Now, with the news that the UFC's fourth attempt ended in another injury withdrawal, fans are beginning to wonder if the Ferguson-Nurmagomedov match-up is cursed.
The Irishman has not fought in UFC since November 2016 and White played down suggestions that his return was imminent.
Four fights into his UFC tenure, Clark has already done that, rebounding from a debut loss at middleweight to collect consecutive decision wins over Josh Stansbury and Jake Collier upon returning to the light heavyweight ranks. He's still recovering from a leg injury, which forced him to pull out of his fight with Frankie Edgar back in February. But I said, when the UFC call, I'm only one call away.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has many of mixed martial arts' biggest names on his radar for future fights.