Max Holloway is claiming he’s on the ‘shortlist’ to battle Conor McGregor.
The 2 have a historical past, it was Holloway (25-7 MMA) vs McGregor (22-6 MMA) in a featherweight bout means again in August of 2013, the place it was the Irishman defeating ‘Blessed’ by unanimous determination.
There has but to be a rematch between the 2 fighters, however Max Holloway believes there’ll come a day when they’ll as soon as once more meet within the Octagon.
McGregor, at 35, has been out of fee since his TKO loss to Dustin Poirier (29-8 MMA) again in July of 2021 at UFC 264. ‘Infamous’ is scheduled to make his return to the cage in 2024 to battle opposing TUF coach Michael Chandler (23-8 MMA).
Holloway, talking with ESPN, shared the next perception right into a potential upcoming battle with McGregor:
“Conor McGregor fights who he desires to battle and I’m all the time on the shortlist for him. It most likely irks him that I used to be the one man that he didn’t get to place away within the featherweight division, so we’ll see. I’ve nothing however respect for the man. I’m glad he’s coming again. It’s going to be nice for the game that he’s coming again.”
Persevering with Max Holloway stated:
“Lots of people are saying (Michael) Chandler, however when you assume Dana White has a nasty curveball, Conor’s curveball is far more nasty than his. On the finish of the day, we’ll see what occurs. I’m all the time on the shortlist for the dude. I’m simply glad that there’s talks of him coming again and we’ll wait to see when the speak is. All the things is speak till it’s not, till he’s making that stroll to the octagon.”
Concluding, ‘Blessed’ reiterated (h/t MMAJunkie):
“I’m on the shortlist for that Conor battle. He is aware of it. His followers realize it. Me and him are most likely going to battle. We’re in combating talks till the day we each lastly retire. I believe you’re going to see that one sooner or later, particularly with him coming again.”
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