Max Holloway stated in the media scrum ahead of his bout versus Calvin Kattar that avenging his loss to McGregor is something that “intrigues” him. Both men met inside the cage in Boston, Massachusetts back in 2013 when starting their rise in the UFC. McGregor (25) and Holloway (21) at the time of the bout, have since gone on to have a successful career within the UFC securing world titles.
The victory over Max Holloway was followed up by 5-more impressive wins which saw the Irishman capture the featherweight title, shortly followed the lightweight title. Since tasting defeat to McGregor, Holloway also smashed his way through the featherweight rankings winning his next 13-bouts.
Holloway insists he’s completely focused on the task at hand and the challenge Calvin Kattar brings to the octagon but admits he’s interested in a rematch with McGregor down the line.
“People consider him one of the best in the sport today,” Holloway said on Wednesday at UFC media day. “And I can’t wait. As a competitor, I would love to get a rematch.”
Max Holloway Comments on Mcgregor vs Poirer
The former featherweight champion also had comments on the upcoming bout between McGregor and Poirier, two men the Hawaiian has shared the cage with, Poirier more than once.
“That’s a big fight, that’s a huge fight,” Holloway said. “At the end of the day, Dustin is always motivated for a fight, and Conor is very motivated. You got shaven head Conor. It should be a wild fight. As a fan, that fight is very intriguing, and I think is going to be big. It’s going to be huge, the first pay-per-view of the year, so it’s going to be a fun fight.”
After suffering two consecutive losses versus Alexander Volkanovski, and not competing for gold for the first time since 2016 when stepping in with Kattar, Holloway is not letting that get to him. The Blessed Express is as positive as ever.
“I’m just excited, man,” Holloway said. “I found out that we have fans, I found out that we were on ABC, and I found out that I’m the first main event in the new arena. So there’s a bunch of pluses, and I can’t wait. Fighting is fighting, and I can’t wait to go there Saturday night and do my thing.”
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