The UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway wasted absolutely no time in firing back at the UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor following comments he made in the wake of the Hawaiian’s UFC 218 victory last night.
Well that didn’t take long, did it?
Conor McGregor has never really been one to allow others to bask in their moment and sure enough, when one of his old foes Max Holloway managed to record his second consecutive victory over the legendary José Aldo at UFC 218, the Irishman didn’t waste any time in subtly reminding the world exactly what happened when their paths last crossed.
Holloway was actually the second opponent Conor faced inside the UFC octagon all the way back in 2013, and though ‘Blessed’ was just 21 at the time, the manner in which McGregor bet him was pretty dominant regardless.
The future two-weight world champion managed to damage his ACL early in the fight, something that forced him to use his grappling for the remainder of the contest but despite lingering presence that the loss against the ‘Notorious’ one has in the career of Holloway, he has seemingly moved on from the fight, claiming that his status as the UFC featherweight champion is unaffected by the defeat that to this day is the last he ever sustained.
Taking to his official Twitter account, Holloway took less than a half an hour to respond to Conor’s little dig and in doing so, made it clear that the 145lb has moved on from its former champ’s grip.
Miss the sunglasses? I bet you also miss 2015 brother. Retired fighters love the past. pic.twitter.com/UWGnJG2KEe
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) December 3, 2017
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena