As top ranked UFC featherweight Max Holloway gears up for his UFC 206 interim featherweight title fight with Anthony Pettis on December 10th in the main event of UFC 206 in Toronto, the streaking featherweight has his eyes set on a rematch with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who just recently relinquished his featherweight championship.
McGregor of course won the UFC featherweight championship a year ago when he knocked out reigning featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds at UFC 194. Over the course of the last 12 months, McGregor fought Nate Diaz twice at welterweight, losing the first fight, before then bouncing back and winning a majority decision back in August, and fought once at lightweight, where he captured the lightweight championship by TKOing Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 earlier this month.
Holloway has been on an incredible 9-fight win streak since he and McGregor fought in 2014, where McGregor scored a unanimous decision win in just his second UFC fight. Ahead of his fight with Anthony Pettis this month, Holloway can’t help but think about a potential rematch with Conor McGregor.
He spoke on The MMA Hour:
“Maybe if everything goes good and I take care of Pettis, and we get the road to Aldo and I take care of Aldo, maybe it makes [McGregor] want to come back down. I’m only turning 25 this Sunday, so there’s this thing called growing. Now I’m growing, I getting bigger.”
“So if it’s at 155, it’s going to be at 155, if it’s at 170, it’ll be at 170, wherever it goes. If he wants to fight, even if he said he wants to fight heavyweight, I will go fight him. It is what it is. If he wants to fight, that’s the fight to make.”
“It’s one of them fights a lot of people want to see, and can’t really go too far from me. I’m Polynesian, so I can get big.”
With Holloway currently set to fight Pettis in just over a week, and McGregor currently sitting on the sidelines with the upcoming birth of his child in May, it will likely be some time before talks of this fight become serious.