Max Holloway doesn’t rule out potential rematch vs Conor McGregor in future: “I’d fight him openweight”

Nearly ten years ago, Max Holloway lost to Conor McGregor in a fight. In a recent statement, Max expressed his desire for a rematch with Conor McGregor. Blessed appears to be completely prepared for the bout, regardless of what weight class that would put him in.

Holloway faced Conor on August 17, 2013, at the TD Garden in Boston, as part of the preliminary card for UFC Fight Night 26, which featured Shogun vs. Sonnen as the main event. The Notorious and Blessed engaged in the three-round MMA bout in the featherweight division, and Conor ultimately prevailed by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26). 

What does Max Holloway have to say regarding a potential rematch against Conor McGregor?

A fatal leg injury prevented McGregor from competing in MMA for two years. However, McGregor will be back in the octagon in the latter part of this year against Michael Chandler. Holloway believes that fans would love to witness a rematch with him and Mystic Mac now that he’s back in action. 

“I would love to fight Conor. I was the only guy that took Conor to a decision at 145, and he’s big right now, we’ll see what happens. There’s a lot of questions, a lot of unknowns, we’re just two different fighters from when we fought back then.” Holloway said in an interview with The MMA Hour. 

A different matter is whether Conor will agree to face Max in a rematch. But now that Conor has gained so much weight after his recovery, it’s more crucial to know which division Max plans to compete in while facing the Irishman. Even though they competed at featherweight the last time, a lot has changed since then. 

“I’d fight him openweight, whatever the commission will tell us. Yeah, [I’d fight him at welterweight], just show up. I guess we got to be close to each other I guess because of all this commission stuff, we could take it to the UFC 1 rules and just show up and fight.” Holloway added. 

Max had the chance to hold the glorious featherweight belt a few years later after their first encounter, while Conor went on to win championships in two different weight divisions simultaneously.

Following an exciting five-round mixed martial arts performance, Holloway recently defeated Arnold Allen by a majority decision at the T-Mobile Arena in Kansas City. The former featherweight champion also has his sights set on taking on Alexander Volkanovski to regain the featherweight title.

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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