Add top contender Max Holloway (15-3 MMA) to the list of featherweight fighters who do not believe Conor McGregor will ever return to fight at 145-pounds.
Holloway echoed the statements made by former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar regarding the brash Irish star in a recent interview with MMAFighting:
“At the end of the day, who knows if he comes back to 145? Honestly, my feeling, I don’t think that he does,” Holloway stated. “I think that 155-pound fight (against dos Anjos) was already saying that he just wanted to be at 155, hold the two titles, say that he did it, then just move up full-time. That’s what I thought he was thinking of doing, because he’s a big guy. All you hear of him is struggling to make 145. This guy struggles. You see, all he does is [cut weight] all week long.
“So he was going to go up sooner or later. Then you see him getting bigger every fight. … His last fight, he was a big boy. And he already had a hard time cutting. [With him] going back up to 170, I think he’s going to gain weight and have to cut a little, just trying to compete at that level, at 170. So who knows if he’s coming down?”
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will square off with Nate Diaz in a welterweight rematch in the event headlining bout for July’s blockbuster UFC 200 event in Las Vegas.
As of this time Holloway, who is riding a spectacular eight-fight win streak, does not have an opponent booked for the summer.
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