Max Holloway Says Conor McGregor “Knows Who is His Toughest Fight” at 145
By FCF Staff
The consensus is that Conor McGregor’s days competing at featherweight are over, but Max Holloway believes the lightweight champ could make 145 if he wanted to. In addition, the interim featherweight champ says his former opponent knows who is the biggest challenge in his weight class…
Holloway is booked to fight undisputed, 145 champ Jose Aldo at UFC 212, June 3rd. The title fight’s materialized as a result of the UFC’s decision to have McGregor retain the lightweight championship, and not have the Irish star defend the 145 belt.
Recently Holloway was a guest on the “MMA Hour”, and the Hawaiian fighter stated that he believes McGregor could make 145 again, if needed. In addition, Holloway also had this to say about McGregor (quote via MMA Fighting):
“He knows if he ever comes back to 45, he knows who is his toughest fight down here,” Holloway said. “He can some see me when he’s ready. Other than that it is what it is. If the fight happens it happens. I’m not going to be, he’s going to choose who he wants to fight. I’m not going to beg, you just look like another crybaby looking for a handout.”
Holloway and McGregor fought in 2013, and the latter won the fight via decision. Holloway has won 10 in a row since.