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Conor McGregor Once Again Takes Aim At ‘Young’ Max Holloway On Social Media

“I’m on his mind apparently,” said UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway following a little social media skirmish with UFC lightweight champion and former foe Conor McGregor late last year. 

McGregor had instigated the skirmish, which occurred just after Holloway stopped Jose Aldo for the second time to retain his title at UFC 218, by posting a little reminder of his unanimous decision win over the Hawaiian back in Boston back in August of 2013 to Twitter.

But Max had held his own.

“This guy has got a win over me when we were kids in a Fight Night show — I think the main event was [Chael] Sonnen and [Mauricio] ‘Shogun’ Rua. I don’t know if the two of them are in the UFC anymore,” Holloway told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour a couple of days later.

“You know me and him made 12K that night and I think he’s happy to hold onto that. That’s the kind of person he is.

“He holds his head high over that win, I would never(via MMAFighting).”

McGregor hasn’t done anything to discredit Holloway’s comments since.

Earlier this month, the Irishman posted yet another reminder of his victory over Holloway, this time to Instagram. Underneath a snap of him pressuring Holloway against the fence, McGregor wrote, “When there is no referee to save you.”

Holloway responded brilliantly, posting a picture of a wobbly McGregor being held by referee Robert Byrd at the conclusion of his boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. last August with the caption, “When there is.”

Unperturbed by Holloway’s sharp counters, McGregor was at it once again on Friday night. Posting a short video of a conversation that he and his coach John Kavanagh had between rounds two and three of the Holloway fight, McGregor reflected upon the bout in which he famously suffered an injury that would see him sidelined for almost a year. Though he called Holloway as “a hell of a fighter” in the post, McGregor also referred to the ‘Blessed’ one in a patronizing manner throughout.

“This was just moments after I tore my ACL in a fight in Boston Massachusetts,” wrote McGregor. “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, whereas some cannot. 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”

Holloway certainly does seem to be on McGregor’s mind. Though interim lightweight titleholder Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov are set to clash at UFC 223 to decide either McGregor’s next opponent or his championship successor, ‘The Notorious’ one has been giving Holloway far more attention than either Ferguson or Nurmagomedov. Only the aforementioned Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been a more common social media sparring partner of the Dubliner as of late.

McGregor hasn’t fought since November of 2016 when he ripped the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez via second-round TKO at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Holloway hasn’t fought since that second win over Aldo early last December. He had been scheduled to make his second defence of the featherweight title against Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 next month but he was forced to pull out of the fight through injury a couple of weeks ago. This may have been the reason for McGregor’s, “Some can fight on, however, whereas some cannot” comment in the above post.

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