Conor McGregor supposedly was not only going to step in to fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222, but it was allegedly going to be for a brand new 165-pound title on top of that. The info about the title was leaked out by Edgar’s manager himself, although he disputes that they were ever offered a fight. McGregor teammate Artem Lobov recently confirmed that the fight and belt was a go. In response, Max Holloway let it leak that he too was in talks to fight for a new belt.
“One more update Ariel Helwani. After I was pulled from UFC 222, I offered to amputate my leg and fight for a 115lb belt against Demetrious Johnson. It was very, very close. Plans were in place. But I was told there wasn’t enough time. Stay blessed: The DEFENDING Champ. No need to trademark what he can’t claim.”— Max Holloway via his official Twitter.
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) February 17, 2018
Max Holloway and his former opponent Conor McGregor have been going back and forth for awhile. It all started when McGregor shared an eye-spy photo after beating Holloway in 2013. Holloway always has quips at the ready, whether it be for fun or to eventually rematch the Champ Champ™. They’ll never rematch at 145, but maybe 155 or even 165. Why not? Let’s create a 152 weight class and have them fight for a new belt. We just want to see the fight.
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