Conor McGregor: I Would Happily Rematch Max Holloway

Conor McGregor isn’t opposed to having a second bout against Max Holloway.

Back in August 2013, McGregor and Holloway shared the Octagon as young upcoming featherweights. McGregor won the fight via unanimous decision. McGregor would find himself out of action for 11 months due to suffering a torn ACL in the fight.

McGregor and Holloway have gone on to have stellar careers. The “Notorious” one is a former UFC “champ-champ” and MMA’s biggest star, while Holloway is the former UFC Featherweight champion and has the most 145-pound wins under the UFC banner.

During an interview with The Mac Life, McGregor said he’d like to share the Octagon with Holloway again after “Blessed’s” performance against Calvin Kattar (h/t MMAJunkie.com).

“I thought it was a solid performance. He fought an up-and-comer; he done well. I was actually doing an interview and he skateboarded by the window. I was like, ‘Is that Max Holloway?’ He’s obviously hanging around, and fair play to him. He’s definitely in the pipeline for a bout against me. I would happily rematch Max, and after a performance like that, he’s put himself right up there.”

McGregor is scheduled to collide with Dustin Poirier in a rematch on Saturday night, January 23. The lightweight clash will headline UFC 257 inside Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. This will be McGregor’s first fight since his 40-second TKO victory over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone back in January 2020.

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