McGregor and Holloway taunt each other on social mediaGet the Full StoryConor McGregor reminisces over his victory over Max Holloway, Blessed fires back. It s been almost five years since Conor McGregor and Max Holloway locked horns in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 26, and The Notorious wanted to remind fans of his dominant decision victory at the TD Garden in Boston.
McGregor, the current lightweight champion, was matched up against Holloway in his second fight under the UFC banner and tore his ACL at some point in the second round.
The Notorious bragged about beating Blessed after suffering a career-threatening injury and mocked the young Hawaiian in an Instagram post.
This was just moments after I tore my ACL in a fight in Boston Massachusetts. It was when I faced off against the current featherweight champion Max Holloway, who I dismantled before and after this ligament tear, to win a lopsided victory. It was father against son in there that night in just my second UFC bout. Young Max is a hell of a fighter, I wonder what the future holds for my young Uce. Ligaments are needed in a fight definitely. Some can fight on however, where as some can not. I always think there are moments in your career that can make you or break you. I have had many in my storied career and this was most certainly one of them. God bless. Boston Strong A post shared by Conor McGregor Official thenotoriousmma on Feb 16, 2018 at 5:59pm PST
Holloway, who fought McGregor as an aspiring 21-year-old featherweight contender, is now the reigning 145-pound champion, having beat Jose Aldo in back-to-back fights last year.
The now 26-year-old responded to McGregor s Instagram post in a sarcastic tone and mocked the Irishman for having never defended a title.
This was just moments after I dabbed in the octagon with my son after a fight in Detroit Michigan. It was when I faced off against the former featherweight champ and legend Jose Aldo who I stopped for the second time. It was a great legend against me in there that night in just my first title defense. Aldo is a hell of a fighter, I wonder what the future holds for my Brazilian brother. Getting paid is needed in a fight definitely. Some can find the motivation to defend no matter what however where as some can not. I always think there is a moment in your career that make you a true champion. It's when you find the motivation to keep earning what you already have, to defend. I have had one in my blessed career and this was most certainly the first of many #blessedera A post shared by Max Holloway blessedmma on Feb 17, 2018 at 5:10pm PST
Although McGregor is still listed as the official champ, it s expected that the UFC will strip him of the belt in the lead-up to UFC 223, which features a highly anticipated championship bout between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 7.
McGregor s recent digs at Holloway on social media are probably a way to gauge fan interest in a potential rematch, as the SBG Ireland standout says he has a few opponents in mind for his UFC return.
Holloway, who trains out of Gracie Technics in Honolulu, recently pulled out of his scheduled featherweight title defense against Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 due to injury. Edgar, the former lightweight titleholder, will now face top contender Brian Ortega in the new main event. The PPV takes place next month, March 3 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.