Max Holloway On McGregor Rematch: ‘I Would Love That Fight, I Was Injured In The First One’

April 20, 2015 6:48 pm by bjpenndotcom

holloway vs swanson


Max Holloway is fresh off of an impressive win over Cub Swanson at UFC on FOX 15, but already has plans for who he would love to fight next.

Holloway stopped by The MMA Hour today and talked about a potential fight down the road, a rematch with Conor McGregor.

The Hawaiian fighter lost the first time around, but says he wants to get back in there with him. He also reveals that he was injured in that fight.

“I’ll fight whoever. [But] I’d love to get that McGregor fight. Everybody was like, ‘oh, McGregor beat you with an ACL,’ that he destroyed me this and that. I was like cool, you know, because not a lot of people knew I was injured [too]. I came out with it, people were like, ‘oh you know he’s making an excuse now, he comes out two years later’…and that’s because I didn’t want to cry about it. I’m not that person. But it just gets to a point where these guys keep saying, ‘you got annihilated, the guy had a blown ACL, blah blah,’ and it’s frustrating.”

“I got a high ankle sprain in the first 30 seconds of that fight. I kicked him in his knee and then I kicked him in his elbow right in the first 30 seconds, and I just could not move. I tell everyone, go watch any Max Holloway fight — when do I ever move straight back? Go tell me. Go point out any fight. If you watch my fights you know that wasn’t me.

“A lot of people were like, ‘that was the best you,’ this and that and the other stuff, but McGregor got hurt at the end of the second round. He got hurt on the ground. So I was thinking, that’s my point exactly. Those guys say he’s going to knock me out the next time — he had two rounds to knock me out before he got injured. So where was it? I don’t see it.”

By: Ryan C. Miller | @ryancmiller1630

Phuket Dreaming Season 2 – Episode 2 “Selling Dreams” (On location at Phuket Top Team)


Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

Advertise with us

For all advertising inquiries click here.

About us

Please contact us for all website inquiries.