PHOTO | Conor McGregor takes a shot at Max Holloway following UFC 222 removal

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Conor McGregor takes a shot at Max Holloway following UFC 222 removal!

Earlier today ESPN’s Brett Okamoto broke the unfortunate news that UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway had suffered an injury and was forced out of his scheduled UFC 222 title fight with Frankie Edgar.

Immediately following Okamoto’s report, MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani announced that the UFC was targeting to have top featherweight contender Brian Ortega replace Max Holloway against Frankie Edgar in a non-title bout at the March 3 event in Las Vegas.

The proposed bout between “T-City” and “The Answer” has yet to be made official by the promotion.

The UFC is now scrambling to find an appropriate headliner for the UFC 222 event which is just four weeks away.

While all of this drama is unfolding, current UFC lightweight champion and former UFC featherweight title holder Conor McGregor recently took to social media where he unleashed the following jab at the now injured Hawaiian champion.

When there is no referee to save you.

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“When there is no referee to save you.” – Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor defeated Max Holloway via unanimous decision back in August of 2013.

Since that time Max Holloway has won twelve straight fights and captured the promotions featherweight title.

Conor McGregor was infamously stripped of the 145-pound strap shortly following his historic UFC 205 knockout victory over Eddie Alvarez in New York.

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