UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor – who is expected to be stripped of his title when the cage door closes on Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 – has been uncharacteristically active on Twitter lately, engaging with many of his UFC rivals. One of his latest targets was reigning UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway, who he defeated by decision back in 2013.
McGregor’s jab at Holloway occurred after the featherweight champ attempted to console Frankie Edgar on Twitter.
You had nothing to gain from taking that fight @FrankieEdgar. But you took it you defended what you already earned. There’s no belt for sacrificing everything but true fans and Jersey knows no belt can outshine what you bring to the sport. Chin up bratha
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) March 4, 2018
This comment prompted McGregor to remind Holloway that he withdrew from his planned UFC 222 bout with Edgar.
Kid, you bounced. Leave it.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 5, 2018
Once again, Holloway showed he’s not afraid to spar with the quick-witted Irishman on social media, promptly issuing a response that referenced McGregor’s long stretches of inactivity.
Oh we talking bout bouncing now?Don’t like my tweet? Your coach did. Go ask him why. Maybe you’ll find what you lost. https://t.co/ekoxh7bUaw
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) March 5, 2018
This is not the first time Max Holloway and Conor McGregor have gone at it on social media. Here’s another one of their recent exchanges, in which Holloway appeared to get the last laugh.
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— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) February 4, 2018
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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/4/2018.