Max Holloway is fresh off a win over Clay Collard at UFC Fight Night 49 and wants a rematch with Conor McGregor. If you have been keeping up, you know that Holloway has been demanding a rematch with McGregor for sometime now.
“The McGregor fight, I got hurt in the first 30 seconds. He complains about hurting his knee at the end of the second round (but) I was hurt in the first 30 seconds of the fight. I sprained my ankle in the first round. I can’t take anything away from that – I learned that I can take a beating and stand with one of the guys that’s supposed to be scary. I took that guy to his first decision ever, and everybody talks about him like he’s this finishing machine, said Holloway. I’d love to fight him again. I’m not saying without the injury it would’ve changed the outcome of the fight, but the fight would’ve been way more interesting than it was.”
“I really want to fight a proven striker in the UFC, but I want to fight any Top 15 guy, Top 10, whoever. I want to break at least Top 15 this year, and I wouldn’t mind getting on that Dec. 6 card. That’s my birthday weekend. Or the Jan. 3 card. But I’d like to fight on a card with one of my teammates, Louis Smolka. If we could get on the same card in Vegas, that would be great. I’m begging the UFC to give me a Vegas fight so I can just fly five and a half hours (from Hawaii).”
Max Holloway (10-3) was 4-0 before he made his UFC debut at UFC 143 in 2011. He lost to Dustin Poirier via armbar in the first round. Halloway was 8–3 and won his next fight over Will Chope in January via TKO coming into UFC 172 in his last fight where he beat Andre Fili via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 3:39. Holloway is coming off a win over Clay Collard at UFC Fight Night 49.
If Holloway is serious about that fight with Conor McGregor then he will have to wait until Conor McGregor fight’s Dustin Poirier at UFC 178.