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Conor McGregor Willing to Run it Back Against Max Holloway

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In a recent Twitter QNA, former dual champion Conor McGregor answered fan questions and opened up on several topics ahead of his UFC return. Earlier, UFC President Dana White had confirmed that McGregor is set to return against former champion Dustin Poirier, and the deal is almost done. However, he stated that he has no clue about what the venue would be. McGregor had shown his interest in fighting inside the Cowboy Stadium, however, nothing had been made official so far.

Earlier, today, McGregor was asked if he would like to face former featherweight champion Max Holloway, to which the dual champion responded, “For sure I would be interested in running it back with Max.”

Max Holloway and Conor McGregor shared the UFC Octagon back in August of 2013. The Notorious picked up an impressive unanimous decision win over the future champion. However, Holloway remains the only fighter that McGregor has picked up a victory against without a performance bonus at the featherweight division. Additionally, McGregor finished each of his featherweight opponents during his rise as the featherweight champion, except Max “Blessed” Holloway.

Conor McGregor vs Max Holloway 2 – Who has the edge?

A lot has changed from the time that both these fighters shared the Octagon. While McGregor would go on to dethrone Jose Aldo from the featherweight throne, Holloway has etched a legacy of his own. Soon after McGregor decided to jump weight, Holloway ruled the featherweight division for the better part of half a decade, registering 13 straight wins inside the UFC Octagon.

Needless to say, the next time both these fighters take on each other, it promises to be a barn-burner. However, Holloway might have to move up a weight class to take on the Notorious. Max Holloway has moved to the lightweight division in the past, taking on Dustin Poirier for the interim UFC lightweight champion.

It will be interesting to see who comes out on top when the fight takes place. Currently, Holloway is going through a two-fight losing streak, dropping the featherweight title to the Australian Alexander Volkanovski. Meanwhile, McGregor will be taking on Dustin Poirier in a rematch early next year.

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