Max Holloway opens up on likelihood of McGregor rematch

Max Holloway has left the door open for a potential rematch against Conor McGregor.

The two legends of the sport met more than seven years ago in a fight that shaped both of their trajectories. Conor went on to win belts in two weight classes whereas ‘Blessed’ became a featherweight legend.

Nowadays, however, you could argue the future is uncertain for both. ‘The Notorious’ was recently finished by Dustin Poirier in their own rematch up at lightweight, with Holloway getting back on the winning trail courtesy of a one-sided beating against Calvin Kattar.

When speaking with Brendan Schaub on Food Truck Diaries, Holloway wasn’t about to reject the idea of running it back.

“I’m not here to kick a man while he’s down, but I think that fight with me and Conor is on a very short list with the UFC,” said Holloway. 

“If he was to win the fight [against Poirier] I think it would have been a little bit different, a little bit greater.

“I think that fight would have happened, but we’ve got nothing but time. 

“He’s not going nowhere, I’m not going nowhere. Build the man back up, I’m going to keep doing my thing, let him do his thing. The UFC, we had talks here and there about it. It’s on a very short list for the UFC and I’m just excited for it.”

When you talk about McGregor vs Holloway 2 it’s impossible not to get excited. After all, both men have changed so dramatically since the first encounter.

How likely it is, though, is a completely different conversation. Holloway seems determined to reclaim his UFC Featherweight Championship, while McGregor wants redemption in a trilogy fight against ‘The Diamond’.

That being said, a matchup between the two is clearly by no means out of the question.

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