Back in April, the reigning featherweight king moved up to 155 pounds and engaged in a five-round war with Dustin Poirier that he lost by unanimous decision. Before the fight happened, Holloway was touted as a serious threat to the lightweight division as a fighter who might be more naturally built to compete at 155 pounds rather than cutting down to featherweight.
Afterwards, Holloway was then told he was too small to compete at lightweight and featherweight was probably the wiser choice for him.
Following his loss to Poirier in April, Holloway made a quick turn around and earned a lopsided decision against Frankie Edgar in his return to 145 pounds in July.
That said, Holloway knows there is a future for him in the lightweight division.