Max Holloway doesn’t care who he gets his belt from, because with interim champion Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor both holding featherweight gold, the Hawaiian has options.
“I can’t be focusing on just Conor, Aldo has a belt too,” Holloway said on the MMA Hour. “Conor may have to drop the belt if he doesn’t come back to 145 pounds soon.”
Holloway dropped a decision loss to McGregor back in 2013 but has rattled off an impressive nine fight win streak since then.
Aldo, who was knocked out in 13 seconds against McGregor when he lost the belt, beat perennial contender Frankie Edgar to take the interim strap at UFC 200. So in a weight class with two belts, the Hawaiian has options going into his next bout.
“My dream fight is rematch with Conor or a fight with Aldo,” Holloway said. “I’ve wanted to fight Aldo since his WEC days.”
And although McGregor may be the man to beat in the featherweight division, there are some hurdles in setting up a rematch with Holloway. The brash Irishman hasn’t fought at 145 pounds since defeating Aldo back at UFC 194, instead opting to fight twice at welterweight against Nate Diaz, where he went 1-1 against the Stockton Slugger.
“I keep calling Conor out, but he doesn’t talk about me. Dana said if his next fight is at 155 pounds then he will have to drop the belt. They’re gonna do what they want to do.”
“It doesn’t really matter to me either way,” Holloway said. “I’m going for 10 (wins in a row) either way, no matter who’s belt I take.”
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