Holloway is one of the most revered fighters in the UFC and has shared the cage with McGregor..

Max Holloway has given his honest opinion on Conor McGregor's display at UFC 229

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There wasn't much praise for Conor McGregor after his performance against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

Having gone almost two years without a single MMA bout, the 'Notorious' looked rusty on his long-awaited comeback and wasn't sharp enough on his feet to cause his opponent real problems.

Even during the third round, which he justly won, McGregor didn't look capable of stealing the knockout victory he surely needed to defeat the dominant Nurmagomedov.

The Russian is regarded as one of the best wrestlers in the sport and gave himself a huge advantage with a dominant performance on the ground in the opening ten minutes.

Not only that, but Nurmagomedov proved he's no joke on his feet either by becoming the first UFC fighter to score a knockdown against McGregor with a swooping overhand right.

McGregor criticised vs Khabib

He would eventually secure the victory in the fourth round by submission, leading many to question McGregor's future in the sport and even the legitimacy of a possible rematch.

Plenty of big names have had their say and that includes fellow UFC fighters with flyweight champion Max Holloway now wading into the debate.

Having shared the cage with McGregor in the past, he had an interesting take on the fight and has given the 'Notorious' more praise than the majority of his contemporaries.

UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

Holloway reacts to McGregor's display

“Conor did a lot of great things in that fight,” Holloway said.

“He actually won the third round but Khabib did a lot of greater things.

“Khabib was one step, one inch ahead. When Khabib gets you there, he just makes people look like rag-dolls.

“I wouldn’t say Conor looked like a rag-doll, he was doing all the right stuff, but one mistake and Khabib took advantage of it.”

So, it seems Holloway is somebody who does think McGregor would stand a chance in a rematch.

Not only did he call aspects of McGregor's performance 'great' but the margins that brought about his defeat seemed to come down to a matter of inches.

UFC fans will certainly debate Holloway's comments and only time will tell whether Dana White looks to put McGregor and Nurmagomedov in the octagon once again.

UFC Fight Night: McGregor v Holloway

A key factor in the whole situation is how Nurmagomedov will be punished for his actions after the fight with a potential suspension coming his way.

For both fighters and a rematch, the future looks unclear.

Who do you think would win a rematch - Khabib or McGregor? Have your say in the comments section below.

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