UFC News: Conor McGregor and Max Holloway take shots at each other on social media
What’s the story?
Earlier in the week, UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor was back at it on the social media once again as he took a trip down memory lane and decided to mock current Featherweight Champion, Max Holloway.
However, McGregor’s notorious social media antics were seemingly shut down by Holloway who precisely mocked his former fellow Featherweight fighter in a cunning manner.
In case you didn’t know…
On August 17, 2013, at UFC Fight Night 26, Conor McGregor and Max Holloway locked horns in the UFC Octagon. McGregor dominated Holloway with his customary boxing capability and also caught Holloway with several of his signature taekwondo kicks. Throughout the bout, Conor managed to maintain the upper hand on “Blessed” with his severe striking range and once the fight was taken to the ground, the Irishman maintained top control and eventually won the contest by unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–26).
The heart of the matter
In a latest Instagram post, “The Notorious” Conor McGregor bragged about his win over Max “Blessed” Holloway after suffering a career-threatening ACL injury during the second round of their bout, as the Irishman mocked the current UFC Featherweight Champion whom he dismantled before and after his ligament tear, to earn himself an uneven victory. You can see McGregor’s latest IG post below:
Max Holloway then responded to McGregor’s post in an expert manner as he took a shot at “The Notorious One’s” lack of title defenses and praised McGregor’s old adversary Jose Aldo, whom Holloway defeated twice in his career in order to win and retain the Featherweight Title. Here is Holloway’s response to Conor McGregor:
Max Holloway is currently at the top of his game in UFC’s 145-pound division, meanwhile, his fellow UFC Champion Conor McGregor hasn’t stepped into the Octagon since 2016. However, there is now a strong possibility of McGregor making a return to the Octagon within the next few months, in order to defend his 155-pound championship.
In my opinion, a rematch between McGregor and Holloway is definitely going to be an interesting bout, both fighters have certainly evolved and improved a lot ever since their first fight in 2013.