Now that Max Holloway has become the first man in MMA history to defeat Jose Aldo twice, there’s buzz about him fighting Conor McGregor again. But, the UFC’s featherweight king is questioning whether McGregor’s really interested in facing the best of the best.
Holloway took on Aldo in the headliner of UFC 218 on Saturday, and as he did this past June, he stopped the Brazilian legend in round three. After the impressive win, Holloway was asked about fighting McGregor again, who is the last man to defeat the Hawaiian star. Holloway had this zinger ready to go (quotes via Bloody Elbow):
“If the Conor fight don’t happen, it’s not on my side, I’ll tell you guys like right now. It’s on their team. Their team talk about me all the time. That I’m the best guy in the world, this and that — but right now, really think about this. Conor is talking about Paulie Malignaggi… in MMA. Let that sink in.
“Paulie Malignaggi in MMA. I don’t know what to say after that.”
While McGregor has said he’d like to face the retired boxer in the cage, after they feuded this past summer, the lightweight champ has also said he’s interested in legitimizing his reign. But, in terms of facing Holloway again, that likely isn’t happening anytime soon.