Max Holloway wants to avenge loss to Conor McGregor


Conor McGregor has finished all but two of his opponents in the UFC, the first being Nate Diaz and the second being current UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway.

McGregor fought Holloway in his debut fight in the United States back in August of 2013 and defeated "Blessed" via unanimous decision despite tearing his ACL in the middle of the fight. It was the first fight that the Irishman was able to show off his ground ability, in which he put on quite the clinic on the floor against Holloway.

While McGregor would go on to win the featherweight title before vacating it to pursue lightweight, Holloway has now found his way to the 145-pound title and would like to avenge his last Octagon loss to McGregor.

Holloway comes off of a great knockout win over former longtime featherweight champion Jose Aldo in his own home country of Brazil, and is waiting for his next opponent in the midst of contract negotiations with the UFC. 

While it is expected that the Hawaiian will make his first title defense against former lightweight champion and longtime featherweight title challenger Frankie Edgar next, "Blessed" tells MMA Junkie that he would much rather avenge his loss to McGregor - who claims he's still the 145-pound champion since he never lost the title (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“He can go around and tell everyone he’s the featherweight champion, but he keeps forgetting numbers. It’s 2017.

"Imagine LeBron (James) going around and saying that he didn’t want to play against Golden State this year because he beat them the year before. That makes no sense, and Golden State ended up winning.

“People look at this sport different than other sports, and it blows my mind. The whole thing is just crazy.”

“I’m turning 26, I’m growing, so if that fight happens, it’s probably at (155). Don’t forget your boy is Hawaiian and Samoan. I love to eat. Lightweight is not out of the question.”

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