King of the UFC Octagon Stuns the World with Iconic Surf Skills, Says ‘This Will Be the Start’

In the realm of mixed martial arts, Max “Blessed” Holloway’s name is legendary. He is a skilled fighter with a brilliance only very few can match.

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However, a recent development has propelled him into a whole new world. One as unpredictable and thrilling as fighting, albeit with a different skill set. The world of surfing. Hailing from the breathtaking shores of Hawaii, Holloway is now causing ripples, not just in the octagon but also on the waves.

A Surprising Sojourn to the Land of the Rising Sun


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Just days ago, Max Holloway, at the youthful age of thirty-one, gave an unexpected cameo at a Japanese wave tank. Holloway is renowned for making his octagon opponents appear sluggish and awkward. However, seeing him display new facets of his talents is surely refreshing.

Holloway grew up in Oahu, a place that surfing legends Sunny Garcia and Johnny Boy Gomes call home. Naturally, the salty allure of the ocean runs deep in Holloway’s veins.

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Many fans can be forgiven for thinking that this would just be a casual dip in the sea. Spoiler alert! It was way more than that. Holloway’s performance at the Shizunami Surf Stadium was nothing short of a revelation.

He teamed up with his former pro surfer wife, Alessa Quizon while showcasing different moves. From daring high-lines into the tube to performing a shallow-water Haka, he did it all.

This wasn’t his first time either. A couple of months ago, he wowed his fans by conquering the legendary surf pool in the birthplace of Dr.Pepper, the WACO pool.


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An Unforgettable Tale of Resilience

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Max Holloway’s journey to the Japanese wave pool brought back memories of another Hawaiian fighter, the legendary BJ Penn. In a harrowing incident three years prior, Penn nearly became the first surfing pool fatality.

Penn’s chilling account of the ordeal revealed a life-and-death struggle inside a dark and water-filled cement chamber. The experience, he revealed, took all the strength instilled in him through a lifetime of fighting. According to fans, the experience was straight out of a horror film.


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As he rides the waves of both the octagon and the ocean, one thing is certain: this is just the beginning of a thrilling new chapter in the remarkable career of Max “Blessed” Holloway.

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