Max Holloway is looking to defend his featherweight title again when he battles Alexander Volkanovski in the co-main event of UFC 245. It is a very interesting bout. But, a question the Hawaiian keeps on getting is about a possible rematch between him and Conor McGregor.
The two fought in 2013 where McGregor won by unanimous decision. Since then, both have claimed UFC belts, but whether or not they rematch will be up to the Irishman, according to Holloway.
“We’ll see what happens,” Holloway said at a media luncheon (via MMA Junkie). “If the ‘Mystic Mac’ arrives, if he wants to be what he was a couple years ago when he was he was the best mixed martial artist in the world and he wants to do it again, I’m sure we’re going to run into each other or something like that.”
Max Holloway also says he has a ton of respect for Conor McGregor. He is also happy the Irishman is back fighting.
“I respect that man a lot, and what he did for the sport, and he comes up short like anyone else you know?” Holloway said. “Just like anyone else. We’re all human, and we all make mistakes, and sometimes you gotta give someone else a chance. Me and him, I don’t know what it is, we respect each other on that level … I’m excited that he’s back in the sport and can’t wait for him to do his thing in January.”
In the end, whether or not they rematch is to be seen. But, Holloway will be happy regardless and just excited to see Conor McGregor take on Donald Cerrone in January.
“We’ll see what happens,” Holloway said. “We’ll see if Conor comes, we’ll see if Mystic Mac is back and the way he’s training. But we get to see that fight. So I wish him a great training camp and you know, I can’t wait to see him go back in there.”
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime