Max Holloway Takes Aim at Conor McGregor: I’d Fight him Openweight
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Max Holloway, a dominant force in the UFC featherweight division, finds himself in a precarious position as the runner-up to champion Alexander Volkanovski. Despite being widely regarded as the second-best fighter in his weight class, Holloway's record against Volkanovski stands at a disappointing 0-3.
A Clash with Conor McGregor: A Chance for Redemption
However, Holloway's focus is not solely on reclaiming the featherweight title. The Hawaiian fighter has his sights set on a rematch against Conor McGregor, whom he faced in 2013 at the beginning of their UFC careers.
McGregor emerged victorious with a unanimous decision from the judges, while Holloway suffered his second consecutive loss following a defeat at the hands of Dennis Bermudez. Nearly a decade later, both fighters remain active, and Holloway is eager for a chance to settle the score.
In a recent edition of The MMA Hour, Holloway stated, “I would love to fight Conor. I was the only guy that took Conor to a decision at 145, and he’s big right now, we’ll see what happens. I know he wants to come back, and that would be a fight that is super interesting, super fun”.
Holloway is confident in his abilities and would be willing to face McGregor at any weight class, stating, “I think a lot of fans would love that fight, a lot of fans been asking for that fight. We’ll see what happens you know, at the end of the day it’s not even a weight thing bro.
I’d fight him openweight, whatever the commission will tell us, just show up at the weight bro. You don’t have to worry, I’d just like to test him”. The Hawaiian fighter recognizes the appeal of a rematch to fans and believes it would be a fantastic showdown in the standings.
Unfortunately, McGregor has a match against Michael Chandler scheduled, with the date yet to be announced. However, the prospect of a rematch between Holloway and McGregor remains a tantalizing one for MMA fans. Max Holloway finds himself in a difficult position as the second-best fighter in the UFC featherweight division.
Despite his record against champion Alexander Volkanovski, Holloway has his sights set on a rematch against Conor McGregor, a fight that would undoubtedly be a spectacle for fans.