Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway wants to take on former featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor in a rematch down the line.
Max Holloway and Conor McGregor fought back in 2013 at UFC Fight Night 26. In that fight, McGregor defeated Holloway via unanimous decision. However, following that loss, Max Holloway went on a staggering 13-fight winning streak having defeated the likes of Charles Oliveira, Anthony Pettis, Ricardo Lamas, Jose Aldo, Brian Ortega, Frankie Edgar etc. He won the title and also defended it twice.
While Conor McGregor is scheduled to fight Dustin Poirier in a rematch at UFC 257, Max Holloway also wants a shot at the Irishmen in the future.
“People consider him one of the best in the sport today,” Holloway said on Wednesday at UFC on ABC 1 media day. “And I can’t wait. As a competitor, I would love to (get a rematch).
“That’s one of the fights that intrigues me. Like you said, we fought a long time ago, and he knows that, too. But like I said, first thing’s first – we got Kattar and then we figure it out after this.”
Max Holloway on McGregor vs Poirier 2
Max Holloway also gave his thoughts on Conor McGregor taking on Dustin Poirier in a rematch.
“That’s a big fight,” Holloway said. “That’s a huge fight. At the end of the day, Dustin is always motivated for a fight, and Conor is very motivated. You got shaven head Conor. It should be a wild fight. As a fan, that fight is very intriguing, and I think is going to be big. It’s going to be huge, the first pay-per-view of the year, so it’s going to be a fun fight.”
In the meantime, Max Holloway is scheduled to fight this weekend at UFC on ABC 1 against top contender Calvin Kattar. This will be Max Holloway’s first non-title fight since 2016.
“I’m just excited, man,” Holloway said. “I found out that we have fans, I found out that we were on ABC, and I found out that I’m the first main event in the new arena. So there’s a bunch of pluses, and I can’t wait. Fighting is fighting, and I can’t wait to go there Saturday night and do my thing.” (H/T – MMAJunkie.com)
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