As you likely know, Holloway and McGregor fought back in 2013, and the Irish fighter took the bout via unanimous decision. But, Holloway rebounded and then some, as “Blessed” has won ten straight since, and is now the interim 145 champ.
During the run, and when McGregor was still competing at featherweight, Holloway made it clear he wants another crack at the heavy handed fighter. But now that McGregor has laid claim to the lightweight title, and has vacated the 145 belt, Holloway isn’t proactively calling out his former foe.
Case in point, on a recent edition of “The MMA Hour”, Holloway said this while discussing McGregor (quote via MMA Fighting):
“Everyone knows who the money fight is and everyone is begging for it,” Holloway said. “But at the end of the day, Conor’s going to fight who he wants to fight. So I’m not going to beg for that fight. It’s just one more guy on their knees. I’m going to get my own damn money fight, and if Conor wants to fight, then let’s fight.”
Holloway also noted in the interview that he believes McGregor could cut down to 145 pounds again, if “he really wanted to”. But, really, it’s hard to imagine McGregor doing so, unless his championship reign at 155 is a short one, and he decides the biggest fights for him are at 145.
First things first, however, as Holloway will take on featherweight champ Jose Aldo, June 3rd at UFC 212.