Current UFC interim featherweight champion Max Holloway has been wanting his rematch against UFC superstar Conor McGregor for quite some time.
The two met in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 26 back in August of 2013 where McGregor ended up taking a unanimous decision over Holloway. Since then, McGregor was been able to win the UFC featherweight title and most recently won the UFC lightweight title, becoming the first fighter in history to be a concurrent two-weight UFC champion. Holloway also picked up a world title as well, winning the UFC interim featherweight belt after the UFC announced that “The Notorious” relinquished the featherweight title shortly after winning the lightweight belt.
“The current champion (Jose Aldo) is a guy I KO’d in 13 seconds,” McGregor said. “The current interim champ (Max Holloway) is a guy I have destroyed as well. Officially I don’t care what nobody says. I am the two-weight world champion, and that’s that.”
Holloway took to twitter where it seems the Hawaiian heard McGregor’s recent statements.
Holloway tweeted, “Well looks like someone is finally speaking up. Forget pass tense ask yourself how we match up now.”
Well looks like someone is finally speaking up. Forget pass tense ask yourself how we match up now.
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) December 18, 2016
Holloway has stacked up an impressive 10-fight win streak since losing to McGregor in 2013, picking up the interim title in his last bout against former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. MMA journalist Mike Bohn recently pointed out that Holloway holds the record in the UFC featherweight division for the most fights, wins, winning streak, stoppages, and knockdowns.
Conor McGregor has gone on a 7-1 run since beating Holloway in 2013, with his single loss in the UFC coming from the hands of Nate Diaz in their first non-title welterweight clash at UFC 196.
How do you think Conor McGregor and Max Holloway match up now? Do you think the outcome of a rematch would end up different from their first meeting in the Octagon? Sound off in the comment section!