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McGregor Impressed By Holloway’s Victory, But Questions 145lb G.O.A.T Claims

Conor McGregor revealed that he was happy to see his former foe Max Holloway back to his very best after a period of uncertainty over the course of the last year or so.

From the outside looking in, out of all of his past conquests, it has always seemed as though Conor held Holloway in the highest regard – or at the very least, he always seemed to have a positive thing to say about the Hawaiian and his progress.

The pair’s fight from 2014 was one marred by an injury to the Irishman that forced him to control his young opponent on the mat to bring home a decision. And although it later emerged that Holloway too had taken the fight with an injury – the MMA world are unanimously of the opinion that a rematch would be a completely different fight, no matter how you predict it will go.

Conor took to his official Twitter to express his thoughts on Saturday’s UFC 231 main-event and the performance turned in by Holloway after such a long and turbulent time away from the octagon.

There has been a lot of debate in recent times about who exactly the greatest featherweight of all-time is – with José Aldo and Max Holloway commonly being pointed to as the two front-runners.

As Conor points out, however, both have sustained a loss to him. Where that leaves the Irishman in the conversation is a matter of opinion.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena


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Author: Cillian Cunningham

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