Lockhart: Max Holloway’s UFC 223 cut is ‘literally tied with the biggest cut I’ve ever done’

On Monday, Bloody Elbow’s Three Amigos Podcast spoke with nutrition expert George Lockhart, whose team is working with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway, as well as six other fighters on this Saturday’s UFC 223 fight card. He broke down what happened when he got the call, the size of the challenge ahead of Max to make weight, and a whole lot more. Here is a partial transcript of the questions about Max Holloway.

Questions and answers have been edited for clarity.

How did you find out about the fight and how did you decide to get involved?

I saw [Max’s manager Brian Butler’s] number show up on my phone, and he was like, “Hey man, do you think you can get Max down to 155?” and he gave me his weight. I was like, “Uhhh, give me a sec.” I had to call Tyler Minton [who is part of the Lockhart Leith team], who worked with Max for his last fight, and we were running numbers back and forth, and seeing where he previously was fight week.

Then I had to talk to Max and ask him what he had been eating, if he had been training. God’s honest truth, I was hoping he was eating crap, because if he

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