Holloway Won’t Beg For McGregor Rematch

Max Holloway is now the interim featherweight champion, setting him up for a date with undisputed champ Jose Aldo. Still, the shadow of Conor McGregor looms large over the division. Holloway, after the biggest win of his career, said that he refuses to be just another fighter lobbying for a bout against McGregor.

"I ain’t over here begging for fights,” Holloway said at the UFC 206 post-fight press conference. “If that guy wants to fight me, he can come fight me," Holloway said towards McGregor. "I ain’t going to beg. We’ve got so (many) guys on their knees begging to fight him. If he wants to fight me, he can come see me.

"If he wants to fight the best, you come fight ‘Blessed’."

McGregor was the last person to beat Holloway, defeating him by unanimous decision back in 2013. Since then, Holloway has been on a ten-fight winning streak that culminated in his title win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 206. 

Holloway was his typically impressive self against Pettis, and became the first fighter to finish the former lightweight champion. Even better, the 25-year-old Hawaiian has clearly come into his own as a trash talker, calling out "Jose Waldo" after the fight.

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